2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
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2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Microbiology (MICR) Major


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Tom Cheesbrough, Head
Department of Biology and Microbiology
West Hall 115
605-688-6141
e-mail:
biomicro@abs.sdstate.edu
http://biomicro.sdstate.edu/

Requirements for Microbiology Major - Bachelor of Science


Majors must complete the core curriculum and one of the specializations for their B.S.

Core Curriculum:


Freshman Year:


Fall


  • IGR Goal 2: Personal Wellness, any course listed except BIOL 105 Credits: 2**

Fall and Spring


SGR Goal 5*: Mathematics: choose A, B, C, or D

Take 3-5 credits in Fall and 3-4 credits in Spring.

Mathematics A:

Mathematics B:

Mathematics C:

Mathematics D: (see note one below)

Sophomore Year:


Junior Year:


Fall


  • Specialization courses/electives Credits: 6
IGR Goal 1**: Land and Natural Resources: Choose A, B, or C

Land and Natural Resources A:

  • IGR Goal 1: Land and Natural Resources Credits: 3-4**
Land and Natural Resources B:

  • IGR Goal 1: Land and Natural Resources Credits: 3-4**
Land and Natural Resources C:

  • IGR Goal 1: Land and Natural Resources Credits: 3-4**

Spring


  • Specialization courses/electives Credits: 9
  • IGR Goal 3: Social Responsibility/Cultural and Aesthetic Awareness Credits: 3**
Choose one from the following:

Fall and Spring


Physics: choose A or B

See note four below.

Take 4 credits in the Fall and 4 credits in the Spring.

Senior Year:


Fall


  • Specialization course/electives Credits: 13

Spring


  • Specialization course/electives Credits: 15

Fall and Spring


Research and communication skills: Choose A or B

See note eight below.

Research and communications skills A:

See note two below

Research and communications skills B:

See note two below

  • MICR 496, Field Experience

Notes:


Note one:
PHYS 101-101L is not sufficient for students planning to enter professional schools,
graduate degree programs, or those in the Environmental Management major.

Note two:
Consult with the 490 instructor before selecting 496 or 498.

Specializations:


Students must complete one of the following specializations for their Bachelor of Science degree.

Microbiology Specialization:


Required Courses:


Areas of Study:


Suggested General Electives:


(choose courses from this list, as well as above lists, to complete 128 credits)

Notes:


Note one:
Take these courses in Junior year if possible

Note two:
Recommended as a General Elective

Environmental and Applied Microbiology Specialization:


Required Courses:


Supporting Courses:


(choose a minimum of 8 credits)

Biology-Microbiology Electives:


(choose a minimum of 1 course)

Suggested General Electives:


(choose courses from this list as well as above lists, to complete 128 credits)

Infectious Disease Specialization (Plant, Animal, Human):


Required Courses:


Supporting Courses:


(choose a minimum of 6 credits)

Microbiology Electives:


(choose a minimum of 3 credits)

Suggested General Electives:


(choose 3 further credits from this list as well as from Supporting Courses and Microbiology Electives lists to fulfill remainder of degree requirements.)

Notes:


Note one:
Take these courses in Junior year if possible

Note two:
Not required for students interested in a plant emphasis

Note three:
Recommended for students interested in plant emphasis

Note four:
Recommended as a General Elective

Curriculum Notes:


* The 30 credit Board of Regents System General Education Requirements (SGRs) must be completed as part of a student’s first 64 credits.

** South Dakota State University has an 8-9 credit Institutional Graduation Requirement (IGRs).

(G) Globalization Requirement.

(AW) Advanced Writing Requirement.

Students must take the proficiency examination after completing 48 credits. English 101, and a course in each of the General Education areas of social science, mathematics, natural science, and humanities and arts must be taken prior to taking this exam.

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