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A minor in Microbiology is available to undergraduates majoring in any field, but may be especially appropriate for students in biological or agricultural sciences, physical sciences or science education. This minor will be useful to students who want to strengthen their understanding of either basic cellular processes or applied areas such as the role of microorganisms in industry, agriculture or health.
To be admitted to the program, a student must have a GPA of at least 2.0. Application for admission to any University minor program is now available via MyPack Portal. Admission will be based upon the student’s academic record, and in most cases no longer requires departmental review. To apply to Add a Minor, go to: https://go.ncsu.edu/minor_coda.
The student’s minor advisor will review the student’s record and certify that the student has completed the requirements for the minor by signing the “Application for Minor” form. Copies of the signed form will be forwarded to the student’s major department and the Dean’s office of the college in which the student is completing the requirements for a major. Upon certification, the student’s transcript will include the statement “Minor in Microbiology.” The minor must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program. Paperwork for certification should be completed no later than during the registration period for the student’s final semester at NC State.
4544B Thomas Hall
- A grade of ‘C-‘ or better will be required for all courses taken to fulfill the minor requirements
|General Microbiology Laboratory|
or MB 354
|Inquiry-Guided Microbiology Lab|
|Principles of Biochemistry|
or BCH 351
|Upstream Biomanufacturing Laboratory|
|Fermentation of Recombinant Microorganisms|
|cGMP Fermentation Operations|
|Manipulation of Recombinant DNA|
|Animal Cell Culture Techniques|
|Special Topics in Biological Sciences|
|Food Microbiology Lab|
|Medical Microbiology Laboratory|
|Microbial Metabolic Regulation|
|Fundamentals of Microbial Cell Biotransformations|
|Microbial Diversity Lab|
|External Learning Experience 1|
These courses require prior approval of the minor advisor: Jonathan Olson, 4544B Thomas Hall, 919-515-7860, firstname.lastname@example.org.