University of Guelph 1999-2000 Undergraduate Calendar

X--Degree Programs


Department of Microbiology, College of Biological Science.

Microbiology programs are designed to give students a good understanding of microorganisms, including their diversity, physiology, genetics and ecology, and to provide the basis for further work with microbes in medicine, agriculture, industry and the environment. Students can take the B.Sc. program with a Major or a Minor in Microbiology, or combine the minor with another subject. Students would normally be admitted to either program in semester 3 but can be admitted in any semester thereafter. For admission to the Major in Microbiology program, students will need a minimum 70% average in science subjects completed at the point of entry to the program.

Honours Program Major

A total of 20.00 credits is required to complete the major.

Semester 1

BIOL*1030 [0.50] Biology I
CHEM*1040 [0.50] General Chemistry I
MATH*1080 [0.50] Elements of Calculus I
PHYS*1070 [0.50] Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences I
0.50 elective or restricted elective

Semester 2

BIOL*1040 [0.50] Biology II
CHEM*1050 [0.50] General Chemistry II
PHYS*1080 [0.50] Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences II
One mathematics/computer course from:
CIS*1200 [0.50] Introduction to Computing
CIS*1500 [0.50] Introduction to Programming
MATH*2080 [0.50] Elements of Calculus II
0.50 elective

Semester 3

CHEM*2580 [0.50] Introductory Biochemistry
MBG*2000 [0.50] Introductory Genetics
STAT*2040 [0.50] Statistics I
1.00 elective

Semester 4

BIOL*2210 [0.50] Introductory Cell Biology
MBG*2020 [0.50] Introductory Molecular Biology
MICR*2030 [0.50] Microbial Growth
1.00 elective

Semester 5

CHEM*3560 [0.50] Structure and Function in Biochemistry
MICR*3120 [0.50] Systematic Bacteriology
MICR*3230 [0.50] Immunology I
MICR*3250 [0.50] Microbial Design
0.50 elective

Semester 6

BOT*3200 [0.50] Mycology
MICR*3100 [0.50] Microfungi
MBG*3070 [0.50] Bacterial Genetics
MBG*3080 [0.50] Bacterial Genetics
MICR*3110 [0.50] Techniques in Microbiology
MICR*3260 [0.50] Microbial Adaptation and Development
0.50 elective

Semester 7

MICR*4120 [0.50] Virology
2.00 electives or restricted electives which can include MICR*4310.

Semester 8

MICR*4290 [0.50] Microbial Ecology
2.00 electives or restricted electives which can include MICR*4320

Restricted Electives

Of the 16 elective courses throughout the program, at least 2.50 must be from the Arts and Social Sciences. For the Major program, 1.50 must be selected from the list below and at least 2.00 must be from science programs. (See exception for students taking a minor in an Arts or Social Science subject.) Students in the major program should ensure that at least 1.00 of the electives are 4000 level science courses.

CHEM*4540 [0.50] Enzymology
CHEM*4580 [0.50] Membrane Biochemistry
FOOD*3230 [0.75] Food Microbiology
FOOD*3260 [0.50] Industrial Microbiology
MICR*3220 [0.50] Plant Microbiology
MICR*4010 [0.50] Pathogenic Bacteriology
MICR*4140 [0.50] Soil Microbiology and Biotechnology
MICR*4180 [0.50] Microbial Processes in Environmental Management
MICR*4230 [0.50] Immunology II
MICR*4240 [0.50] Topics in Microbiology
MICR*4260 [0.50] Microbial Technology
MICR*4310 [1.00] Research Project I
MICR*4320 [1.00] Research Project II
MICR*4430 [0.50] Medical Virology

Honours Program Minor

The minor in Microbiology consists of the following 5.00 credits:

  1. 2.50 credits including all of:CHEM*3560, MBG*2020, MICR*2030,MICR*3250, MICR*3260
  2. 1.50 credits from: MBG*3070 or MBG*3080, MBG*4080, MICR*3100 or BOT*3200, MICR*3110, MICR*3120, MICR*3220, MICR*3230
  3. 1.00 credits from: MICR*4010, MICR*4120, MICR*4230, MICR*4260, MICR*4290

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Last revised: January 1999.