Bachelor of Science in Microbiology (120 units)
Microbiology is the study of microorganisms and their interactions with humans, other organisms, and the environment. This degree is appropriate for those contemplating graduate work in microbiology or, with the inclusion of appropriate classes, may be utilized by pre-professional students. Students in this option might also want to pursue the Certificate in Biotechnology described elsewhere in this Catalog. This undergraduate major is recognized by the American Society for Microbiology as meeting their core curriculum for the baccalaureate degree program in microbiology. This major requires 77-78 units in the major, of which 40-41 are lower division and 37 are upper division. All students must achieve at least a 2.0 grade-point average in each of the following: 1. the entire college record, 2. all units attempted at CSULB, and 3. all courses in the major. In addition, students must receive a "C" or better in all upper division major courses.