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The science of microbiology includes the study of bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and viruses, as well as beneficial yeasts, antibiotic-producing organisms, and cyclic environmental bacteria. Training in microbiology can lead to positions in hospitals, research laboratories, commercial food and beverage enterprises, environmental laboratories, and pharmaceutical institutes.

Transfer possibilities

One course, BIOL& 260 (Microbiology) is accepted for transfer to professional programs; the other, MICRO 110 (Introduction to clinical microbiology), serves students in the veterinary technology or medical lab technician programs.

Transfer students should complete the curriculum recommended in the Biology Transfer I program, which is the recommended curriculum for pre-professional programs (pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-chiropractic, pre-veterinary, microbiology, cell biology, college and high school teaching, etc.), and should check with the transfer institution regarding specific requirements and transfer credits.

Microbiology major

The following courses, in addition to those required for the AS-T, AA-DTA or AA - Option B degree, should be completed for transfer to a microbiology program:

  • BIOL& 160: General biology w/lab
  • BIOL& 211-13: Major: Cellular/Zoology/Botany
  • BIOL& 260: Microbiology
  • CHEM& 161-163: General chemistry w/lab I-III
  • CHEM& 261-263: Organic chemistry w/lab I-III
  • MATH& 151: Calculus I (or MATH& 148)
  • PHYS& 221-223: Engineering physics I-III (or PHYS& 121-123)

Ronald May
Dean of Health and Technology

Robert Johnson
Biology Professor

Dale Blum
Biology Instructor & Department Coordinator

Joseph Cates-Carney
Biology Instructor

Scott Sweet
Biology Instructor