This is the first version of the 2021-22 General Catalog. The final edition and the historical PDF will be published during the fall semester.

The undergraduate minor in microbiology requires a minimum of 15 s.h. in Department of Microbiology and Immunology courses (prefix MICR), 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, excluding MICR:3164 Microbiology and Human Health. 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. Coursework 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 toward the minor. They also may count MICR:5218 Microscopy for Biomedical Research toward the minor.

Sample Plan of Study

Sample plans represent one way to complete a program of study. Actual course selection and sequence will vary and should be discussed with an academic advisor. For additional sample plans, see MyUI.

Microbiology, Minor

Plan of Study Grid (Manual)
Academic Career
Any SemesterHours
Students must maintain a GPA of at least 2.00 in all courses for the microbiology minor and in all UI courses for the minor.  
Coursework in the microbiology minor may not be taken pass/nonpass.  
 Hours0
First Year
Fall
CHEM:1110 Principles of Chemistry I a, b 4
 Hours4
Spring
BIOL:1411 Foundations of Biology c 4
 Hours4
Second Year
Fall
MICR:2157 General Microbiology d 3
MICR:2158 General Microbiology Laboratory e 2
 Hours5
Spring
Minor: advanced microbiology course (prefix MICR) f 3
 Hours3
Third Year
Fall
Minor: advanced microbiology course (prefix MICR) f 3
 Hours3
Spring
Minor: advanced microbiology course (prefix MICR) f 3
 Hours3
Fourth Year
Fall
Minor: advanced microbiology course (prefix MICR) f 3
 Hours3
 Total Hours25