The graduate degree in Microbiology & Immunology requires a completion of 30 credits with at least a "B" average (3.0 GPA) in order to graduate.

The sample curriculum (shown below) assumes that a student is pursuing the degree full time. Part time option is also available, in which case the curriculum will be distributed over a longer period of study as determined by the student, but not exceeding 3 years.

Other courses may be substituted for the elective courses, but changes will require an approval by the program director, who also serves as the faculty advisor.


Fall Semester (Core):

MICB – 612 Immunology [3]
MICB – 614 Bacteriology and Mycology [3]
BCHB – 501 Biochem & Cellular Sciences [3] (*Note: Must choose Section 3)
BCHB – 528 Modern Methods in Molecular Biology [3]

Spring Semester (Core):

MICB – 619 Biology/Biochemistry of Viruses [3]
MICB – 629 Mechanisms of Microbial Pathogenesis [3]

Example Electives:

Elective courses are selected from those offered within the department of Microbiology (MICB) or other departments within the university.  Some of the most common elective courses that are selected by students in this program include:

MICB 515: Microbiology of Biohazardous Threat Agents and Emerging Infectious Diseases (3 credits) (Fall)
MICB 524: Emerging Diseases: Past as Prologue (2 credits) (Spring)
MICB 550: Bioterrorism: Related Diseases (2 credits) (Spring)
MICB 551: Biohazardous Threat Agents and Emerging Infectious Diseases (2 credits) (Fall)
MICB 560: Principles and Applications of Drug Discovery (2 credits) (Spring)
MICB 577: Defense Threat Reduction Initiatives (2 credits) (Spring) 
MICB 590 Animal Health (2 credits) (Fall)
MICB 702: Regulatory Science and Public Health (2 credits) (Fall)
MICB 708: Immunogenetics in Health and Diseases (2 credits) (Spring)
MICB 800 and 801: Seminar: Global Infectious Diseases (2 credits) (Fall and Spring)
MICB 852 and 853: Seminar: Microbiology and Immunology (1 credit) (Fall and Spring)
BCHB 521: Bioinformatics (4 credits) (Fall)
BCHB 536: Applications of Cell Culture in Biotechnology and Medicine (2 credits) (Spring)
BCHB 540: Molecular Basis: Carcinogenesis (3 credits) (Spring)
BIST 501: Introductory Biostatistics: Exp Des/Anlys (3 credits) (Fall and Spring)
CBIO 539: Molecular Cell Biology (4 credits) (Spring)
NURS 518: Interdisciplinary Health Care Ethics (2 credits) (Spring)
PHAR 605: Advanced Topics in Nutrition (3 credits) (Spring)
TBIO 543: Clinical Survey of Human Cancer (2 credits) (Fall)