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Specific Program Requirements (Hegis Code 0411)

Plan A: A minimum of 30 course credits, including a one-credit Master’s Literature Review, is required. Degree candidates must complete at least 9 credits from the “core” curriculum (MICRO 2000 - 2999), as well as the other specified required courses. A maximum of 6 credits from “Techniques” courses (MICRO 9100 - 9190) may be used to fulfill elective credit requirements. Other elective credits may be earned from advanced Microbiology and Immunology courses (MICRO 3000 - 7999) or, with the approval of the program director, courses in other disciplines. “Core” credits earned beyond the 9-credit minimum may also be applied towards the elective credit requirement.

Required Courses

 

General Biochemistry I or II (BIOC 1010 or 1020)

4 credits

General Microbiology (MICRO 1010)

4 credits

Master’s Literature Review (MICRO 9750)

1 credit


Core Courses

(minimum of 9 credits)

Basic Immunology (MICRO 2010)

2 credits

Advanced Immunology (MICRO 2020)

2 credits

Virology (MICRO 2110)

3 credits

Microbial Genetics (MICRO 2120)

3 credits

Microbial Pathogenicity (MICRO 2140)

2 credits

Molecular Biology (MICRO 2210)

3 credits

Molecular Biology & Immunology of Tumor Cells (MICRO 2310) 2 credits


Electives

 

Techniques Courses (MICRO 9100 - 9190)

up to 6 credits

Didactic Courses

6 - 12 credits


TOTAL

30 credits

Plan B: A minimum of 30 credits is required, including a one-credit Master’s Thesis. Degree candidates must complete at least 9 credits from the “core” curriculum (MICRO 2000 - 2999), as well as the other specified required courses. A maximum of 6 credits from “Techniques” courses (MICRO 9110 - 9190) may be used to fulfill elective credit requirements. In addition, up to 5 credits for Master’s Thesis Research (MICRO 9800) may be used towards the 30-credit requirement. Other elective credits may be earned from advanced Microbiology and Immunology courses (MICRO 3000 - 7999) or, with the approval of the program director, courses in other disciplines. “Core” credits earned beyond the 9-credit minimum may also be applied towards the elective credit requirement.

Required Courses

 

General Biochemistry I or II (BIOC 1010 or 1020)

4 credits

General Microbiology (MICRO 1010)

4 credits

Master’s Thesis (MICRO 9850) 1 credit


Core Courses

(minimum of 9 credits)

Basic Immunology (MICRO 2010)

2 credits

Advanced Immunology (MICRO 2020)

2 credits

Virology (MICRO 2110)

3 credits

Microbial Genetics (MICRO 2120)

3 credits

Microbial Pathogenicity (MICRO 2140)

2 credits

Molecular Biology (MICRO 2210)

3 credits

Molecular Biology & Immunology of Tumor Cells (MICRO 2310)

2 credits


Electives

 

Techniques Courses (MICRO 9100 - 9190)

up to 6 credits

Master’s Thesis Research (MICRO 9800)

up to 5 credits

Didactic Courses

1 - 12 credits


TOTAL

30 credits


 


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