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BIOL 302 - Essentials of Microbiology

(3 credits)
Prerequisite: BIOL 121 with a minimum grade of “C-“; and CHEM 131 or CHEM 141, which may be taken concurrently
Corequisite: BIOL 302L

This course will introduce the core concepts and basic principles in microbiology, examining microorganisms and how they interact with humans and the environment. Topics such as bacterial metabolism, microbial nutrition, genetics, antimicrobial therapy and the interaction of pathogenic bacteria with humans are discussed. The course includes a laboratory component designed to complement lecture topics. The topics presented in this course provide the foundation of general microbiology necessary for students who are interested in applying to health profession programs. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory weekly. Offered fall, spring and summer. Students may not apply both BIOL 302 and BIOL 395 General Microbiology toward the BA or BS degree in biology.