Microbiology  is a diverse science that includes bacteriology, virology, genetics, molecular biology, and the study of single cells. The science has its roots in the fundamental human needs of health, nutrition, and environmental control, and it provides opportunities for study in the basic biological fields of genetics and cellular and molecular biology. In the last two years, most courses are in biochemistry, cellular immunology, hematology, microbial physiology, botany. Students prepare for careers in biomedical research, medicine or dentistry, biotechnology and genetic engineering, industrial microbiology, and agricultural or environmental sciences, among others. The courses depend heavily on preparation in chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics and provide preparation for further advanced study leading to the doctorate or for careers in microbiology or biotechnology. Below are some examples of the lower division courses required for the major.

CSU Los Angeles
ENGL 104 University Requirement
CHEM 101 and  102, 103
PHY 105 and 106

CSU Northridge
Options are available under Biology BS
BIOL 101, 102
CHEM 101, 102
MATH 103, 104
PHYS 105, 106
MATH 136

Cal Poly Pomona
Microbiology
CHEM 101, 102, 103
PHYS 105 and 106
BIOL 101 and 102, 112
HLTH 104 or 128 or PSYCH 101 or 110 or 103
MATH 103
ENGL 101, 102 or 104
CHEM 105 and 106 elective

CSU Long Beach
Impacted Major
BIOL 101, 102, 112
CHEM 101, 102
MATH 103
PHYS 105 and 106 or 101 and 102

UC Davis
A.B.
BIOL 101, 102
CHEM 101 and 102
CHEM 105 and 106 or 121
MATH 103, 104
PHYS 105 and 106

B.S.

BIOL 101, 102
CHEM 101 and 102
CHEM 121 or 105 and 106
MATH 103, 104
PHYS 105 and 106
Recommended
MATH 105

UC Los Angeles
This major is highly selective

BIOL 101 and  102,  103
CHEM 101 and 102
CHEM 105 and 106
MATH 103 and 104
Recommendation: Complete physics at UCLA after transfer
PHYS 101 and 102 and 103

UC Santa Barbara
BIOL 101 and  102
CHEM 101 and  102
CHEM 105 and  106
MATH 103 and  104 or 112
MATH 136 or 107 and 108
PHYS 105 and  106


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