Curriculum

The first two years of the Immunology and Medical Microbiology Curriculum will provide a strong foundation in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics. In the spring semester of the first year students will begin a series of Microbiology and Immunology Colloquium courses which will introduce students to the fields of immunology and medical microbiology. The third and fourth year of the curriculum will include advanced courses in immunology, bacterial pathogenesis, biochemistry, genetics, and virology. In the senior year students will participate in a senior colloquium and have opportunities for research and professional field experiences.

Freshman Year

First Semester

  • Choose(1) MATH 126/129 OR 150/153:Alg/Pre-Calc/Calc* [GEF 3] - 3/4
  • Choose CHEM 115: Fund of Chemistry**  [GEF 2B] - 4 
  • BIOL 115: Principles of Biology [GEF 2B] - 4 
  • WVUE 191 - 1
  • GEF 4-7 -3
  • Semester Credits: 15/16
  • Cumulative credits: 15/16

Second Semester

  • ENGL 101: Composition & Rhetoric  [GEF 1]*** - 3
  • Choose(1) MATH 150/153/155/156: AppCalc/Calc1/2 [GEF 3]* - 3/4
  • Choose CHEM 116: Fund of Chemistry. [GEF 2B]** - 4
  • BIOL 117: Introduction of Physiology [GEF 2B] - 
  • IMMB 150: Microbiology Colloquium I - 2
  • Semester Credits: 16/17 
  • Cumulative credits: 31/33 


*Mathematics
Must be taken through Calculus.  Can be fulfilled by completing one of the following MATH 150/153/154/155/156
**Chemistry
CHEM 115 & 116 OR 117 & 118 must be completed
***English
ENGL 103 may substitute for ENG 102 and ENGL 102

Sophomore year

First Semester

  • CHEM 233: Organic Chemistry - 3
  • CHEM 235: Organic Chemistry Laboratory - 1
  • BIOL 219: The Living Cell - 4
  • Choose(1) PHYS: Physics 101/111 [GEF 2B] - 4
  • ENGL 102: Composition and Rhetoric* [GEF 1] - 3
  • IMMB 200: Immunology Colloquium I - 2
  • Semester Credits: 17
  • Cumulative credits: 48/50

Second Semester

  • CHEM 234: Organic Chemistry - 3
  • CHEM 236: Organic Chemistry Laboratory - 1
  • Choose(1) PHYS: Physics 102/112 [GEF 2B] - 4
  • IMMB 250: Microbiology Colloquium II - 2
  • IMMB 301: Basic Medical Microbiology - 4
  • GEF 4-7 elective - 3
  • Semester Credits17 
  • Cumulative Credits: 65/67

Junior Year

First Semester

  • BIOC 339: Introduction to Biochemistry - 4
  • IMMB 300: Immunology Colloquium II - 2
  • IMMB 302: Principles of Immunobiology - 3
  • IMMB 410: Microbial Genetics - 3
  • GEF 4-7 elective - 3
  • Semester Credits15 
  • Cumulative Credits: 80/82

Second Semester

  • BIOL 324: Molecular Genetics - 3
  • IMMB 310: Bacterial Pathogenesis - 4
  • IMMB 320: Cellular Immunobiology - 3
  • GEF 4-7 elective - 3
  • IMMB elective - 2-4
  • Semester credits: 15/17
  • Cumulative Credits: 95/99

Senior Year

First Semester

  • Choose(1) STAT 211/215: ElemStat/ProbStat - 3
  • IMMB 400: Senior Colloquium I - 1
  • IMMB 420: Molecular Immunobiology - 5
  • IMMB 494: Seminar - 1
  • Open Elective 3-9 - 3
  • Semester Credits: 15/17 
  • Cumulative credits: 110/116

Second Semester

  • IMMB 450: Senior Colloquium II - 1
  • IMMB 484: Senior Thesis - 3
  • IMMB 460: Current Topics for Majors - 3
  • IMMB 470: Medical Virology - 3
  • IMMB elective - 2-4
  • IMMB 405: Scientific Integrity - 1
  • Semester credits: 13/15
  • Cumulative credits: 123/131

Partial list of Courses approved for electives (additional courses approved on review)

  • AEM 445/449: Food Microbiology (3) Lab (1)
  • AEM 401: Environmental Microbiology (4)
  • AEM 408: Applied Water Microbiology (3)
  • BIOL 310: Advanced Cellular/Molecular Biology (3)
  • BIOL 348: Neuroscience
  • BIOL 426: Molecular Biology of Cancer
  • IMMB 327: Medical Parasitology (2)
  • IMMB 491: Professional Field Experience (2)
  • PATH 310: Medical Mycology (1)