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Microbiology Minor

Department of Biological Sciences,
1324 Science and Engineering Complex
www.as.ua.edu/biology
microbiology@as.ua.edu

Admission into the minor. Students are expected to declare a minor formally. With the assistance of an advisor in the minor department, students should complete the “Declaration of Minor” form before or during the third year of full-time enrollment.

Grade point average. A 2.0 grade point average in the minor is required for completion of the degree. The minor GPA is calculated based on all courses applicable to the minor that the student has attempted at UA.

Minor courses. The minor in microbiology requires the successful completion of the following 20 semester hours:

CoursesHours
BSC 310 5
BSC 311 3
BSC 313 3
BSC 431 3
BSC 450 3
BSC 451 3
Total 20

Upper-level residency. A minimum of 6 hours of 300- and 400-level courses in the minor must be earned on this campus.

Ancillary courses. This minor does not specify ancillary courses, but prerequisites for required courses include BSC 114:115 or BSC 118; BSC 116:117 or BSC 120; CH 232 or permission of the instructor.

Additional minor requirements. Departmental limits on credit for enrichment courses apply to the requirements for the microbiology major and minor. Students are not permitted to count the same required minor courses toward completion of a major or second minor. Students may count required ancillary courses toward other requirements. Students are responsible for ensuring that they have met all University, college, major, and minor requirements. However, each student must meet with an advisor in the major department for academic planning and to be cleared for registration each semester. College advisors are also available for additional assistance with minor, college, and University requirements.

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