University Catalogue

Curriculum in Biological Sciences

Leading to the Degree of Bachelor of Science

Microbiology/Molecular Biology Concentration

(see footnotes at bottom)


FIRST YEAR

First Semester

††GBIO 151G General Biology I 3 hours
††BIOL 152 General Biology Laboratory I 1 hour
ENGL 101 Freshman Composition 3 hours
LS 102 Introduction to Information Research 1 hour
*MATH 151/1611,G College Algebra with FundamentalsCollege Algebra 3 hours
Foreign
Language 101
SPAN 101, FREN 101, ITAL 101, LAT 101, or GERM 101 3 hours
SE 101 Freshman Academic Success at Southeastern 2 hours
  Total: 16 hours

 

Second Semester

††GBIO 153G General Biology II 3 hours
††BIOL 154 General Biology Laboratory II 1 hour
*CHEM 121G General Chemistry I for Science Majors 3 hours
CLAB 123 General Chemistry Laboratory I for Science Majors 1 hour
MATH 1621,G Plane Trigonometry 3 hours
ENGL 102G Critical Reading and Writing 3 hours
Foreign
Language 102
SPAN 102, FREN 102, ITAL 102, LAT 102, or GERM 102 3 hours
  Total: 17 hours


 

SECOND  YEAR

First Semester

CHEM 122 General Chemistry II for Science Majors 3 hours
CLAB 124 General Chemistry Laboratory II for Science Majors 1 hour
††MIC 205 General Microbiology 3 hours
††MICL 207 General Microbiology Laboratory 1 hour
ENGL 230, or
ENGL 231, or
ENGL 232G
World Literature
English Literature
American Literature
3 hours
Elective   3 hours
MATH 1631 Calculus for the Biological, Business and Social Sciences 3 hours
  Total: 17 hours

 

Second Semester

COMM 211G Introduction to Public Speaking 3 hours
CHEM 265 and 
CLAB 267
General Organic Chemistry I
General Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
4 hours
††GBIO 200 Cell Biology 3 hours
††GBIO 241 The Profession of Biology or Getting What You Came For 1 hour
Elective   3 hours
  Total: 14 hours

 

 

THIRD YEAR

First Semester

††MIC 3252 Advanced General Microbiology 4 hours
††GBIO 341 Professional Aspects of Biology 1 hour
††GBIO 312 Genetics 3 hours
CHEM 266 and 
CLAB 268
General Organic Chemistry II
General Organic Chemistry Laboratory II               
4 hours
PHYS 191 General Physics 3 hours
PLAB 193 General Physics Laboratory 1 hour
  Total: 16 hours

 

Second Semester

ENGL 322 Introduction to Professional and Technical Writing 3 hours
PHYS 192 General Physics 3 hours
PLAB 194 General Physics Laboratory 1 hour
CHEM 481 and 
CLAB 485
Biochemistry I
Biochemistry Laboratory I
4 hours
††MIC 4612 Bacterial Metabolism 4 hours
  Total: 15 hours

 

 

FOURTH YEAR

First Semester

Social Science
Elective4,G
  3 hours
††Concentration
Elective2
  4 hours
††Concentration
Elective2
  4 hours
††GBIO 441 Biology Seminar                                                  1 hour
  Total: 12 hours

 

 

Second Semester

††Concentration
Elective2
  4 hours
Social Science
Elective4,G
  3 hours
Arts
Elective3,G
  3 hours
History
ElectiveG
                                                                    3 hours
  Total: 13 hours

 

Total semester hours required 120

Southeastern 101 is not required of transfer or readmitted Southeastern students with 30 hours or more. Those students will replace Southeastern 101 with 2 hours of free electives.

GGeneral Education Courses
HHonors students to take Honors course option:
ENGL 101 or 121H or 123H
ENGL 102 or 122H or 124H
ENGL 230 or 231 or 232 or 210H or 291H or 292H
HIST 101 or 102 or 201 or 202 or 101H or 102H or 201H or 202H
COMM 211 or 211H
GBIO 106 or 151H
GBIO 151 or 151H
Art Elective or HONR 191 

*A grade of "C" or better
††
A grade of "C" or better is required in these major courses.

1Mathematics 165 and 200 (8 credit hours) may be taken in place of Mathematics 161, 162, and 163 (9 credit hours).
2Courses for the Microbiology/Molecular Biology Concentration (20 credit hours) selected from the following groups in consultation with advisor:
Group A- Fundamental courses (8 credit hours) Students in the Microbiology/Molecular Biology Concentration must take the following courses - MIC 325 and 461.
Group B - Concentration Electives (12 credit hours) - MIC 313, 336, 338, 423, 457, 460, 463, 465, CHEM 482, CLAB 486, BOT 401, 426, GBIO 314, 377, 495, ZOO 392, 455, 465, 471, 499. The following courses require PRIOR approval of the advisor and the department head: GBIO 409, Internship 1-3 hours (3 hrs max); GBIO 450, Research Problems, 1-4 hours (4 hrs max); GBIO 493, Special Topics, 2-4 hrs.
3Courses can be taken in music, art, dance, or theatre.
4Courses can be selected in economics, geography, anthropology, criminal justice, political science, psychology, or sociology.