University of Guelph 2003-2004 Undergraduate Calendar

X--Degree Programs, Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Microbiology (MICR)

Department of Microbiology, College of Biological Science.

Microbiology programs are designed to give students a good understanding of microorganisms, including their diversity, ecology, physiology, molecular genetics, current approaches in bacterial genomics/proteomics, and microbial associations with animal hosts and the environments. Such knowledge will provide the basis for further work with microbes in medicine, agricultual industries (including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage) and the environment (surveillance and bioremediation).

Students can take the B.Sc. program with a Major or a Minor in Microbiology, or combine the minor with another major. 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.

Major (Honours Program)

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

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

0.50 elective

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

Semester 3

CHEM*2580 [0.50] Introductory Biochemistry

MBG*2000 [0.50] Introductory Genetics

MICR*2020 [0.50] Microbial Interactions and Associations

STAT*2040 [0.50] Statistics I

0.50 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

0.50 elective

One of:

MBG*3070 [0.50] Bacterial Genetics

MBG*3080 [0.50] Bacterial Genetics

Semester 6

BIOL*3050 [0.50] Mycology I

MICR*3110 [0.50] Techniques in Microbiology

MICR*3260 [0.50] Microbial Adaptation and Development

1.00 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*4230

Restricted Electives

Of the 8.00 elective credits 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.

BIOL*4050 [0.50] Mycology II

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*4230 [0.50] Immunology II

MICR*4240 [0.50] Topics in Microbiology

MICR*4260 [0.50] Microbial Technology

MICR*4270 [0.50] Microbial Design

MICR*4310 [1.00] Research Project I

MICR*4320 [1.00] Research Project II

MICR*4430 [0.50] Medical Virology

One of:

MICR*4140 [0.50] Soil Microbiology and Biotechnology

MICR*4180 [0.50] Microbial Processes in Environmental Management

Minor (Honours Program)

The minor in Microbiology consists of the following 5.00 credits:

2.50 credits including all of:

CHEM*3560 [0.50] Structure and Function in Biochemistry

MBG*2020 [0.50] Introductory Molecular Biology

MICR*2030 [0.50] Microbial Growth

MICR*3260 [0.50] Microbial Adaptation and Development

MICR*4270 [0.50] Microbial Design

1.50 credits from:

(MBG*3070 or MBG*3080)

MBG*4080 [0.50] Molecular Genetics

(BOT*3200 or MICR*3100)

MICR*3110 [0.50] Techniques in Microbiology

MICR*3120 [0.50] Systematic Bacteriology

MICR*3220 [0.50] Plant Microbiology

MICR*3230 [0.50] Immunology I

1.00 credits from:

MICR*4010 [0.50] Pathogenic Bacteriology

MICR*4120 [0.50] Virology

MICR*4230 [0.50] Immunology II

MICR*4260 [0.50] Microbial Technology

MICR*4290 [0.50] Microbial Ecology


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