The minor in microbiology requires a minimum of 15 s.h. in microbiology courses, including 12 s.h. in courses considered advanced for the minor taken at the University of Iowa. Courses numbered MICR:3147 Immunology and Human Disease and above are considered advanced for the minor, except MICR:3164 Nursing Microbiology and MICR:5220 Advanced Microscopy for Biomedical Research. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in all courses for the minor and in all UI courses for the minor. Course work in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass.

Students may count a maximum of 2 s.h. earned in MICR:4161 Undergraduate Research in Microbiology or MICR:4171 Honors Undergraduate Research in Microbiology and a maximum of 2 s.h. earned in MICR:4163 Seminar: Microbiology toward the minor. They may count MICR:5218 Microscopy for Biomedical Research toward the minor but not MICR:5220 Advanced Microscopy for Biomedical Research.