X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Microbiology (Co-op) (MICR:C)

Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, College of Biological Science

Students in the Major in Microbiology program may take the Co-op option. Students do not begin their first work term until they have completed semester 4 and courses BIOL*1070, BIOL*1080, BIOL*1090 and MICR*2430. Students in the co-op program must also complete COOP*1100. COOP *1100 is taken in semester 3. At least 3 work terms (COOP*1000, COOP*2000, COOP*3000) are required in the co-op program, and the course requirements are the same as shown for the major program. Some courses must be taken during a different semester than usual, and Co-op students generally require an additional semester to meet all the program requirements. Students should plan their programs in consultation with the faculty advisor. A total of 20.00 credits are required to complete the major.

Major (Honours Program)

Semester 1 - Fall
BIOL*1090 [0.50] Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
CHEM*1040 [0.50] General Chemistry I
MATH*1080 [0.50] Elements of Calculus I
PHYS*1080 [0.50] Physics for Life Sciences
0.50 Arts or Social Science electives

Students lacking Grade 12 or 4U Biology, Chemistry or Physics should follow the revised schedule of study for this major found at http://www.bsc.uoguelph.ca/revisedss

Semester 2 - Winter
BIOL*1070 [0.50] Discovering Biodiversity
BIOL*1080 [0.50] Biological Concepts of Health
CHEM*1050 [0.50] General Chemistry II
PHYS*1070 [0.50] Physics for Life Sciences II
0.50 Arts or Social Science electives
Summer Semester

No academic semester or work term

Semester 3 - Fall
BIOC*2580 [0.50] Introduction to Biochemistry
COOP*1100 [0.00] Introduction to Co-operative Education
MBG*2040 [0.50] Foundations in Molecular Biology and Genetics
MICR*2420 [0.50] Introduction to Microbiology
STAT*2040 [0.50] Statistics I
0.50 Arts or Social Science electives
Semester 4 - Winter
BIOC*3560 [0.50] Structure and Function in Biochemistry
MCB*2050 [0.50] Molecular Biology of the Cell
MICR*2430 [0.50] Methods in Microbial Culture and Physiology
0.50 electives
0.50 Arts or Social Science electives
Summer Semester
COOP*1000 [0.00] Co-op Work Term I
Semester 5 - Fall
MBG*3080 [0.50] Bacterial Genetics
MICR*3420 [0.50] Microbial Diversity
1.50 electives or restricted electives
Semester 6 - Winter
MBG*3350 [0.75] Laboratory Methods in Molecular Biology I
MICR*3260 [0.50] Microbial Adaptation
MICR*3430 [0.50] Microbiology Methods II
A minimum of 0.75 electives or restricted electives
Summer - Semester
Fall Semester
COOP*2000 [0.00] Co-op Work Term II
Winter Semester
COOP*3000 [0.00] Co-op Work Term III
Semester 7 - Fall
2.50 electives or restricted electives which can include MCB*4500
Semester 8 - Winter
2.50 electives or restricted electives which can include MCB*4510

Restricted Electives

  1. A minimum of 2.00 credits of Arts and/or Social Science electives are required. The list of approved Arts and Social Science electives for B.Sc. students is available at: http://www.bsc.uoguelph.ca/Approved_electives.shtml#arts

  2. 3.50 restricted elective credits of which 1.00 credits must be at the 4000 level.

    BIOC*4540 [0.75] Enzymology
    BIOC*4580 [0.50] Membrane Biochemistry
    ENVS*3290 [0.50] Waterborne Disease Ecology
    FOOD*3230 [0.75] Food Microbiology
    FOOD*3240 [0.50] Food Microbiology
    FOOD*3260 [0.50] Industrial Microbiology
    FOOD*3270 [0.50] Industrial Microbiology
    FOOD*4400 [0.50] Dairy Processing
    MCB*3010 [0.50] Dynamics of Cell Function and Signaling
    MCB*4500 [1.00] Research Project in Molecular & Cellular Biology I
    MCB*4510 [1.00] Research Project in Molecular & Cellular Biology
    MCB*4600 [0.50] Topics in Molecular and Cellular Biology
    MICR*3090 [0.50] Mycology
    MICR*3220 [0.50] Plant Microbiology
    MICR*3230 [0.50] Immunology
    MICR*3330 [0.50] World of Viruses
    MICR*4010 [0.50] Pathogenic Bacteriology
    MICR*4280 [0.50] Microbial Ecology
    MICR*4330 [0.50] Molecular Virology
    MICR*4430 [0.50] Medical Virology
    MICR*4520 [0.50] Microbial Cell Biology
    MICR*4530 [0.50] Immunology II
    PATH*3040 [0.50] Principles of Parasitology

Credit Summary (20.00 Total Credits)

4.00 - First year science core

6.25 - Required science courses semesters 3 - 8

3.50 - Restricted electives (# 2 in restricted electives list)

2.25 - Approved Science electives

2.00 - Approved Arts and/or Social Science electives (#1 in restricted electives)

2.00 - Free electives - any approved electives for B.Sc. students.

Of the total credits required, students are required to complete 16.00 credits in science of which a minimum of 2.00 credits must be at the 4000 level and an additional 4.00 credits must be at the 3000 or 4000 level.

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