Biomedical Science Major: Medical Microbiology Option (B.S.)

http://colsa.unh.edu/mcbs/biomedical/medical-microbiology-mm-option

Students in the Medical Microbiology (MM) option take seven Foundation courses, five Bioscience Core courses, four BMS:MM Core courses, and five BMS:MM Major Elective courses. One capstone experience, supervised and approved within the major, is required of all seniors. In addition, all other University academic requirements must be completed, including those for the Discovery Program and the University Writing Requirement.

A grade of C-minus or above is required in all course within the major, which includes BMS:MM Core, BMS:MM Major Elective, and Bioscience Core courses.

Foundation Courses

CHEM 403General Chemistry I 14
CHEM 404General Chemistry II4
CHEM 545
CHEM 546
Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2
5
MATH 424BCalculus for Life Sciences 34
BIOL 528Applied Biostatistics I 44
PHYS 401Introduction to Physics I 54
PHYS 402Introduction to Physics II4

Bioscience Core Courses

BMS 503
BMS 504
General Microbiology
and General Microbiology Laboratory
5
GEN 604Principles of Genetics4
BMCB 658
BMCB 659
General Biochemistry
and General Biochemistry Lab
5
BIOL 411Introductory Biology: Molecular and Cellular 64
Select one of the following:4
BIOL 412Introductory Biology: Evolution, Biodiversity and Ecology 24
or BMS 508 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
1

 CHEM 403 fulfills the Physical Science Discovery requirement

2

Students applying to health profession schools need a full year of English, a full year of Organic Chemistry, and a full year of Introductory Biology.  ENGL 502 or 503 should be taken in addition to ENGL 401; CHEM 651/653 and CHEM 652/654 should be taken in place of CHEM 545/546.

3

MATH 424B fulfills the Quantitative Reasoning Discovery requirement.

4

PSYC 402 and SOC 502 are acceptable alternatives.

5

PHYS 401 fulfills the Physical Science Discovery requirement.

6

BIOL 411 fulfills the Biological Science Discovery requirement, Discovery Laboratory requirement, and the Discovery Inquiry requirement.

BMS-MM Core Courses

BMS 401Professional Perspectives in Biomedical Sciences 61
BMS 602
BMS 603
Pathogenic Microbiology
and Pathogenic Microbiology Laboratory
5
BMS 705
BMS 715
Immunology
and Immunology Laboratory
5
BMS 706
BMS 708
Virology
and Virology Laboratory
5
6

Required for first-year students only.

BMS-MM Major Elective Courses

A total of five unique major elective courses is required. At least one course must be taken in each of the following subject areas: Host-Microbe Interaction Elective, Molecular Biology Elective, and Community Elective.  Two additional courses are taken from any of the major elective subject areas.

Host-Microbe Interaction Electives

BMS 655Human and Animal Parasites 73
BMS 703Infectious Disease and Health4
BMS 704Pathologic Basis of Disease4
BMS 719Host-Microbe Interactions 74
BMS 720Mycology, Parasitology, and Virology3
BMS 740Human Microbiome 74

Molecular Biology Electives

BMS 623Histology: Microscopic Cellular Structure and Function4
BMS 650Molecular Diagnostics4
BMS 655Human and Animal Parasites 73
BMS 711Toxicology4
BMS 719Host-Microbe Interactions 74
BMS 740Human Microbiome 74
BMCB 605Eukaryotic Cell and Developmental Biology4
BMCB 753Cell Culture5
BMCB 754Molecular Biology Research Methods5
BMCB 763Biochemistry of Cancer4
GEN 704Genetics of Prokaryotic Microbes5
GEN 713Microbial Ecology and Evolution4
GEN 717Molecular Microbiology5
7

Course may be used as a Host-Microbe Interaction elective or Molecular Biology elective, but not both. 

Community Electives

BMS 716Public Health: Food- and Water-borne Diseases4
BMS 730Ethical Issues in Biomedical Science4
ANTH 685Gender, Sexuality and HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa4
HMP 501Epidemiology and Community Medicine4

Other Major Electives

BMS 795Investigations in Biomedical Science (4-credit minimum)1-8
BMS 795WInvestigations in Biomedical Science (4-credit minimum )1-8
BMS 799Senior Thesis (4-credit minimum)1-4
BMS 799HSenior Honors Thesis1-4

BMS:MM Capstone

The capstone explores areas of interest based on the integration of prior learning.  The capstone requirement may be satisfied through a course, created work or product, or some form of experiential learning (e.g., honors thesis, mentored research project, or other special student activity).  The capstone requirement can only be fulfilled once a student has senior standing in the major.

Approved BMS:MM Capstone Courses

BMS 635Preceptorial in Prehospital Care (4-credit minimum)2
BMS 716Public Health: Food- and Water-borne Diseases4
BMS 719Host-Microbe Interactions4
BMS 730Ethical Issues in Biomedical Science4
BMS 740Human Microbiome4
BMS 795Investigations in Biomedical Science (4-credit minimum)1-8
BMS 795WInvestigations in Biomedical Science (4-credit minimum )1-8
BMS 799Senior Thesis (4-credit minimum)1-4
BMS 799HSenior Honors Thesis1-4

For a Capstone experience not listed above, such as an internship, submit a Capstone Experience Approval form prior to beginning the experience. 

SAMPLE Course Sequence for Medical Microbiology

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
BMS 401 Professional Perspectives in Biomedical Sciences 1
BIOL 411 Introductory Biology: Molecular and Cellular 4
ENGL 401 First-Year Writing 4
CHEM 403 General Chemistry I 4
Discovery Course 4
 Credits17
Spring
BIOL 412 Introductory Biology: Evolution, Biodiversity and Ecology 4
MATH 424B Calculus for Life Sciences 4
CHEM 404 General Chemistry II 4
Discovery Course 4
 Credits16
Second Year
Fall
BMS 503
BMS 504
General Microbiology
and General Microbiology Laboratory
5
GEN 604 Principles of Genetics 4
CHEM 545
CHEM 546
Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
5
Discovery Course 4
 Credits18
Spring
BMS 602
BMS 603
Pathogenic Microbiology
and Pathogenic Microbiology Laboratory
5
Major Elective or Discovery Course 4
Discovery Course 4
BIOL 528 Applied Biostatistics I 4
 Credits17
Third Year
Fall
BMS 705
BMS 715
Immunology
and Immunology Laboratory
5
PHYS 401 Introduction to Physics I 4
BMCB 658
BMCB 659
General Biochemistry
and General Biochemistry Lab
5
Major Elective or Discovery Course 4
 Credits18
Spring
BMS 706
BMS 708
Virology
and Virology Laboratory
5
PHYS 402 Introduction to Physics II 4
Major Elective 4
Major Elective or Discovery Course 4
 Credits17
Fourth Year
Fall
Major Elective or Capstone Course 4
Major Elective 4
Elective 3-4
Elective 3-4
 Credits14-16
Spring
Capstone Course or Major Elective 4-5
Major Elective 4
Elective 3-5
 Credits11-14
 Total Credits128-133