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Microbiology Minor - 26 units required

This minor is designed to give students from majors in which microbiology may be an important component increased exposure to factual information, concepts, and skills in order to provide those students a more complete understanding of the roles of microorganisms as they pertain to studies in their chosen major. The emphasis areas of the minor allow students in the allied health and related fields to expand their breadth of knowledge in microbial diseases, transmission and prevention, and immunologic responses. Students in applied fields of study such as Food and Dairy Sciences and various aspects of agriculture can gain additional information in pertinent topics such as microbial involvement in water and wastewater treatment; the role of microorganisms in recycling of nutrients and soil fertility; microbial roles in food processing, spoilage, production; and disease transmission.

Microbiology Minor Coordinator:

Dr. Candace Winstead    Building 33, Room 263;    805-756-2899

Required Courses  
MCRO 221 Microbiology (B2 & B4) 4-5
     or MCRO 224 General Microbiology I
MCRO 225 General Microbiology II 5
Select from the following: 4-5
MCRO 402
General Virology  
MCRO 423
Medical Microbiology  
MCRO 424
Microbial Physiology  
Approved Electives   
Select from the following: 11-13
BIO 426
DSCI 444
Dairy Microbiology  
MCRO 301
Wine Microbiology  
MCRO 320
Emerging Infectious Diseases  
MCRO 342
Sanitary Microbiology  
MCRO 402
General Virology  
MCRO 421
Food Microbiology  
MCRO 423
Medical Microbiology  
MCRO 424
Microbial Physiology  
MCRO 433
Microbial Biotechnology  
MCRO 436
Environmental Microbiology  
SS 422
Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry  
ZOO 425
ZOO 428
Total units 26

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