Microbiology, Minor

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 15

Minimum Upper-Division Hours: 9

Program Code: N690

  • The requirements for a minor must be completed concurrently with the major degree requirements.
  • No minor may be added by completing courses after receiving the bachelor’s degree.

At least six (6) credit hours must be earned in courses acceptable for residence credit by standards set forth by the College of Arts and Sciences, excluding transfer, correspondence, and examination (AP, CLEP, Advanced Standing) credit. Courses for the minor may not be taken Pass/ No Pass.

No single course may be used by a student to satisfy a major requirement and a minor requirement. A course may be used, however, to satisfy both a major support requirement and a minor requirement.

Requests to substitute a minor requirement must be approved in writing by the Department of Microbiology and Plant Biology.

Required Courses

Students must successfully complete at least 15 hours of courses acceptable for major credit in Microbiology, including at least nine (9) hours at the upper-division level. Note that introductory courses are not counted toward this total.

A grade of C or better must be earned in each course counted for minor credit.

MBIO 3812Fundamentals of Microbiology Laboratory2
MBIO 3813Fundamentals of Microbiology3
MBIO 4833Basic Immunology3
or MBIO 4843 Molecular Biology
Choose additional upper division hours to meet the specified requirements7
Total Credit Hours15
  • Minors in the College of Arts & Sciences are available to all undergraduate students at OU. If the minor is officially declared, successfully completed, and noted on the graduation application, the student’s transcript will so indicate at the time the bachelor’s degree is posted.