Microbial Systems Analysis – Requirements

Degree requirements are at least 33 credits of course work, an internship and passing an exit exam. Credits are selected from an approved menu of courses: minimum 9 credits in core curriculum options, minimum 8 credits in specialized microbiology courses (laboratory or research experience), minimum 5 credits in laboratory courses and minimum 7 credits in professional master’s cohort courses (communication skills, Frontiers seminars, business practices, internship). Courses are periodically modified to reflect new offerings or changing scientific emphasis.

A. Core Curriculum (minimum 9 credits selected from the following)
____ MCB 5001 Biochemistry (5 credits) F
____ MCB 5217 Biosynthesis of Nucleic Acids and Proteins (3 credits) F
____ MCB 5240 Virology (3 credits) S
____ MCB 5426 Genetic Engineering and Functional Genomics (3 credits) S
____ MCB 5471 Current Topics in Molecular Evolution (1 credit) S, Alternate Years, Odd
____ MCB 5621 Molecular Biology and Genetics of Prokaryotes (3 credits) F
____ MCB 5679 Microbial Physiology (3 credits) S
____ MCB 5699 Seminar in Microbiology (1 credit, R) F, S
____ Other: _________________________(Requires prior approval from Microbial Systems Analysis program director.)

B. Specialized Microbiology Courses (minimum 8 credits selected from the following)
____ MCB 5472: Computer Methods in Molecular Evolution (3 credits) S, Alternate Years, Even
____ MCB 5636 Industrial Microbiology (3 credits)
____ MCB 5681 Mechanisms of Bacterial Pathogenicity (3 credits) F
____ ANSC 4341 Food Microbiology and Safety (3 credits) S
____ ANSC 5618 Priobiotics and Prebiotics (3 credits)
____ EEB 5349 Phylogenetics (4 credits) S, Alternate Years, Even
____ EEB 5449 Evolution (3 credits) F, Alternate Years, Even
____ PVS 5201 Microbiology of Atypical Bacteria (2 credits)
____ PVS 5202 Viral Pathogenesis (2 credits)
____ PVS 5203 Principles of Antibacterial Development (3 credits)
____ PVS 5401 Immunobiology (3 credits)
____ PVS 5632 Vaccines: Mechanisms of Immune Protection (3 credits)
____ Other: _________________________(Requires prior approval from Microbial Systems Analysis program director.)

C. Laboratory Courses (minimum 5 credits selected from the following)
____ MCB 3637 Practical Methods in Microbial Genomics (3 credits) F
____ MCB 5427 Laboratory Techniques in Functional Genomics (1 credit, D) F, S, Su, W
____ MCB 5430 Analysis of Eukaryotic Functional Genomic Data (3 credits) F, S
____ MCB 5670 Theory and Practice of Laboratory Techniques in Microbiology (1 credit, D) Su, W
____ MCB 5671 Advanced Theory and Practice of Laboratory Techniques in Microbiology (2 credits, D) Su, W
____ MCB 5672 Applied Bioinformatics (1 credit) F, Su
____ MCB 5616 Experiments in Bacterial Genetics (3 credits) S, Alternate Years, Even
____ MCB 6897 Research (1-6 credits) F, S, Su
____ ANSC 4642 Food Microbiology Laboratory (1 credit) S
____ Other: _________________________(Requires prior approval from Microbial Systems Analysis program director.)

D. Professional Master’s Cohort Courses (minimum 7 credits selected from the following)
____ MCB 5080 Frontiers in Microbiology (1 credit, R) S
____ MCB 5490 Industrial Insights (1 credit, D) F, S, Su
____ MCB 5491 Professional Development Seminar (1 credit, R) F, S
____ GRAD 5900 Special Topics in Graduate Education – Professional Writing and Communication Skills (1 credit) F, S
____ GRAD 5910 Responsible Conduct of Research: Genomics and Life Sciences (1 credit) S
____ GRAD 5930 Full-Time Directed Studies (Master’s Level) – Internship (3 credits, internship) F, S, Su
____ Other: _________________________(Requires prior approval from Microbial Systems Analysis program director.)

R = May be repeated for credit
D = Different sections may be taken for repeat credit

Note: Only 6 credits total of 3000 and 4000 level courses may be applied to the graduate degree.