To be eligible for admission to the minor in microbiology program, students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and must have completed 8 credits in biological sciences courses (with hands-on labs) and 4 credits in microbiology courses (with hands-on labs). Students also must meet essential function requirements. The biological science and microbiology courses may be part of the students program of study but must be completed with a grade of or above prior to taking the upper-level courses within the minor.

In addition, the following is required prior to clinical rotations (clinical microbiology practicum):

  • Confirmation of essential functions
  • Immunization records, including PPD (dated within the past 12 months) and evidence of hepatitis B, MMR, varicella, diphtheria, polio, and tetanus vaccinations
  • Current physical examination
  • Copy of health insurance
  • Copy of criminal background check
  • Copy of drug screening test

the following requirements must be fulfilled: 20 credits in required courses.

MLS 4116Clinical Bacteriology I
MLS 4117Clinical Bacteriology II
MLS 4119Parasitology, Mycology, and Virology
MLS 4141Immunology and Serology
MLS 4151Molecular Diagnostics
MLS 4158Laboratory Management and Operations
MLS 4164Clinical Microbiology Practicum