Transfer Student N'mey N'doua during her Microbiology lab with Professor Eugene Sung Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 in Tator Hall on Quinnipiac's Mount Carmel Campus.

Minor in Microbiology and Immunology

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Minor Overview

The minor in microbiology and immunology provides a strong supplement for students who are majoring in the natural sciences, as well as a window into the theories, research methods and applications of the burgeoning biomedical field. You’ll study the pathogens that cause many of today’s most prominent infectious diseases, as well as how disease systems develop, evolve and spread. You’ll also learn the fascinating ways different microorganisms can be both a boon and a hindrance to the immune system and a body’s overall health.

A dual laboratory and classroom focus strengthens your analytical skills, and teaches you how to harness the same methods and lab technology used by scientists and researchers in today’s leading biotech firms and pharmaceutical companies. With departmental approval, you have the option to pursue graduate-level electives that support your academic goals and interests in special topics such as epidemiology, outbreak control and antimicrobial therapy. 

Curriculum and Requirements

Microbiology and Immunology Minor Curriculum

The Microbiology and Immunology Minor consists of a minimum of 19 credits, all with a grade of "C" or better.  Students are required to complete BMS 370 General Microbiology and one of the following Immunology Based courses listed below.  They also are required to take an additional 11-12 credits of elective courses. Students may only receive credit for BMS 375 or BMS 522. Students may only receive credit for BMS 378 or BMS 525 or HSC 378.

Microbiology Requirement
BMS 370
& 370L
General Microbiology
and General Microbiology Lab
4
Immunology Requirement (take one of the following):3-4
BMS 375
& 375L
Immunology
and Immunology Lab
BMS 378
Vaccines and Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
BMS 522
& 522L
Immunology
and Immunology Lab
HSC 375
Immunology
HSC 378
Vaccines and Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
Electives (select at least three of the following):11-12
BIO 328
& 328L
Human Clinical Parasitology
and Human Clinical Parasitology Lab
BIO 346
& 346L
Cell Physiology
and Cell Physiology Lab
BIO 471
& 471
Molecular Genetics
and Molecular Genetics
BMS 319
Public Health: Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases
BMS 372
& 372L
Pathogenic Microbiology
and Pathogenic Microbiology Lab
BMS 373
& 373L
Mycology
and Mycology Lab
BMS 375
& 375L
Immunology
and Immunology Lab
BMS 378
Vaccines and Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
BMS 470
& 470L
Virology
and Virology Lab
BMS 472
Biotechnology (Laboratroy Component)
BMS 473
Infections of Leisure
BMS 474
Power of Plagues
BMS 475
Special Topics in Microbiology
BMS 476
Environmental Microbiology
BMS 481
Research Methods in Biomedical Sciences I
BMS 482
Independent Study in Microbiology
BMS 483
Independent Study in Microbiology
HSC 375
Immunology
HSC 378
Vaccines and Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
Graduate courses for the Microbiology and Immunology Minor (permission required):
BMS 522
& 522L
Immunology
and Immunology Lab
4
BMS 525Vaccines and Vaccine Preventable Diseases3
BMS 526Epidemiology3
BMS 542Advanced Microbiology3
BMS 569Antimicrobial Therapy3
BMS 570Virology (cannot be combined with BMS 470)4
BMS 573Mycology3
BMS 572Pathogenic Microbiology4
BMS 575Food Microbiology4
BMS 584Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases3
BMS 585Outbreak Control3
BMS 595Transplantation Immunology3
BMS 596Immunology of Infectious Diseases3

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