Curriculum Requirements

Required MIC Courses
Take the following: 15
Introduction to Microbes and the Immune System 3
Introduction to Microbes and the Immune System (Lab) 4
Select one of the following: 13
Innate Immunity 2
Immunobiology 3
Select one of the following: 13
Modern Plagues and Society 2
Microbial Pathogenesis and Physiology 2
Elective MIC Courses13
Modern Plagues and Society 2
Innate Immunity 2
Immunobiology 3
Medical Parasitology 3
Microbial Pathogenesis and Physiology 2
Fundamental and Medical Virology 3
Microbiology and Immunology Colloquium 4
Advanced Topics in Microbiology and Immunology 3
Research in MIC for Credit
(only 6 credit hours may be applied to count toward the 13 MIC Elective hours, any credits over 6 count as elective credits toward the 120 credits required for graduation)
Special Projects in Immunobiology 4,5
Special Projects in Parasitology 4,5
Special Projects in Pathogenic Bacteriology 4,5
Special Projects in Microbial Genetics 4,5
Special Projects in Immunogenetics 4,5
Special Projects in Virology 4,5
Outside Electives that can be taken to count toward the 13 credit hours above (3 courses maximum)
Techniques in Scanning Electron Microscopy 3
Electron Microscopy
Cellular and Molecular Biology
Microbes and the Environment
Marine Comparative Immunology
Required Natural Science Courses
CHM 111
CHM 113
Principles of Chemistry I
and Chemistry Laboratory I
4
CHM 112
CHM 114
Principles of Chemistry II
and Chemistry Laboratory II
4
CHM 201
CHM 205
Organic Chemistry I (Lecture)
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
4
CHM 202
CHM 206
Organic Chemistry II (Lecture)
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
4
BIL 150
BIL 151
General Biology
and General Biology Laboratory
5
BIL 160
BIL 161
Evolution and Biodiversity
and Evolution and Biodiversity Laboratory
5
BMB 401Biochemistry For The Biomedical Sciences4
Select one of the following Physics Options:10-11
Option 1:
College Physics I
and College Physics Laboratory I
College Physics II
and College Physics Laboratory II
Option 2:
University Physics I
University Physics II
University Physics III
University Physics II Lab
University Physics III Lab
Select one of the following:8
Calculus I
and Calculus II
Calculus I
and Calculus II
Select one of the following Computer Science or Statistics courses:3-4
Computer Programming I
Computing for Scientists
Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Introduction To Biobehavioral Statistics For Non-Majors
Quantitative Methods for Sociologists
Introductory Statistics
Additional Required Courses
ENG 105English Composition I3
ENG 106English Composition II3
PSY 110Introduction to Psychology3
SOC 101Introduction to Sociology3
Language Courses3-9
Arts and Humanities Cognate9
People and Society Cognate 9
Electives13
Total Credit Hours127-129
1

Required of all Microbiology and Immunology majors.

2

MIC 201, MIC 319, MIC 323, GSC 309, BIL 554 Fall Semester only

3

MIC 301, MIC 321, MIC 322, MIC 436, MIC 460 Spring Semester only

4

Fall and Spring Semesters

5

MIC 451, MIC 452, MIC 453, MIC 454, MIC 455, MIC 456 all require that you have already completed 17 credit hours in MIC/MIC electives and a 3.0 cumm GPA with permission of Program Director or Roger Fall and Spring Semester

*

All MIC majors are required to have a minor (science or non-science).  Students automatically get a CHM minor provided that they take one year of organic chemistry while in residence at UM.

**

Transfer students seeking a Microbiology and Immunology major must earn at least 10 credit hours taken in residence at UM beyond MIC 301 in the courses listed above for majors.

Sample Plan of Study

This is a 4 year sample plan of study that assumes courses are taken during the fall and spring. 

This is a guide and is not meant to take the place of the advice of your major advisor, you should consult with them before making any changes.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredit Hours
BIL 150 General Biology 4
BIL 151 General Biology Laboratory 1
CHM 111 Principles of Chemistry I 3
CHM 113 Chemistry Laboratory I 1
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
PSY 110 Introduction to Psychology (People & Society Cognate) 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
MIC 301 Introduction to Microbes and the Immune System 3
MIC 304 Introduction to Microbes and the Immune System (Lab) 2
BIL 160 Evolution and Biodiversity 4
BIL 161 Evolution and Biodiversity Laboratory 1
CHM 112 Principles of Chemistry II 3
CHM 114 Chemistry Laboratory II 1
ENG 106 or 107 English Composition II
or English Composition II: Science and Technology
3
 Credit Hours17
Sophomore Year
Fall
MIC 319 or 201 Innate Immunity (and MIC 304 if MIC 303 taken prior)
or Modern Plagues and Society
3
Arts and Humanities Cognate Course 3
CHM 201 Organic Chemistry I (Lecture) 3
CHM 205 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 1
MTH 161 Calculus I 4
Foreign Language 3
 Credit Hours17
Spring
MIC 321 Immunobiology (or MIC 322 or MIC 436 or MIC 460) 3
CHM 202 Organic Chemistry II (Lecture) 3
CHM 206 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II 1
MTH 162 Calculus II 4
BIL 255 Cellular and Molecular Biology (Optional elective in MIC) 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (or Foreign Language) 3
 Credit Hours17
Junior Year
Fall
MIC 323 Microbial Pathogenesis and Physiology 3
GSC 309 or MSC 465 Microbes and the Environment (Optional elective credit in MIC)
or Marine Comparative Immunology
3
PHY 101 College Physics I 4
PHY 106 College Physics Laboratory I 1
BMB 401 Biochemistry For The Biomedical Sciences 4
Foreign Language 3
MCAT or GRE  
 Credit Hours18
Spring
MIC 436 Fundamental and Medical Virology 3
People and Society Cognate 3
PHY 102 College Physics II 4
PHY 108 College Physics Laboratory II 1
Statistics or Computer Science Course 3-4
Computer Programming I  
Computing for Scientists  
Introduction to Probability and Statistics  
Introduction To Biobehavioral Statistics For Non-Majors  
Quantitative Methods for Sociologists  
Introductory Statistics  
Arts and Humanities Cognate Course 3
MCAT or GRE  
 Credit Hours17-18
Senior Year
Fall
MIC 441 Microbiology and Immunology Colloquium 1
Choose one of the following: 2-6
Special Projects in Immunobiology  
Special Projects in Parasitology  
Special Projects in Pathogenic Bacteriology  
Special Projects in Microbial Genetics  
Special Projects in Immunogenetics  
Special Projects in Virology  
Electron Microscopy (Optional elective credit in MIC cannot be used if BIL 352 has been taken)  
Applications to Medical or Graduate School  
Elective 3
Elective 3
People and Society Cognate Course 3
 Credit Hours12-16
Spring
MIC 322 Medical Parasitology 3
Choose one of the following: 2-6
Special Projects in Immunobiology  
Special Projects in Parasitology  
Special Projects in Pathogenic Bacteriology  
Special Projects in Microbial Genetics  
Special Projects in Immunogenetics  
Special Projects in Virology  
Techniques in Scanning Electron Microscopy (Cannot be taken to count toward MIC if BIL 554 has been taken)  
Elective 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate Course 3
 Credit Hours11-15
 Total Credit Hours124-133