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2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Catalog]

Biology B.S. with Concentration in Microbiology and Immunology

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Program: B.S.
Department of Biology
College of Arts and Sciences

Science Building 330 ~ 260-481-6305 ~ ipfw.edu/bio

This concentration within the Biology B.S. serves students with an interest in microbiology and immunology.  It provides preparation for those students who plan to further their education in a professional program, such as medical school or medical technology, as well as those pursuing a graduate program in basic or applied research.  Furthermore, the program equips students with wet lab knowledge and experiences that are fundamental to many jobs in industry and public health.

Special Regulation for Biology Majors

Time Limit - All biology courses applied toward graduation must be completed within 10 years from the time the first biology course was completed.

To earn a B.S. with a major in biology, you must fulfill the requirements of IPFW and the College of Arts and Sciences (Part 4  and Part 8  ); earn a GPA of 2.30 or higher in BIOL 117, BIOL 119, BIOL 217, BIOL 218, BIOL 219, and BIOL 491 and elective courses in the concentration (listed below); and complete the following courses:

IPFW General Education Requirements Credits: 33

See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses  

A grade of C- or better is required in each course used to satisfy the IPFW general education requirements.

College of Arts and Sciences Requirements

Supporting Courses

Calculus and Statistics

The following calculus and statistics course pattern is typical.  Course substitutions are possible with advisor approval.  Please note that most graduate programs require a full year of calculus.


Required Courses in the Concentration Credits: 11

The following courses are required

Elective Courses in the Concentration Credits: 8

Choose from any of the following:

Free Electives

  • Sufficient additional credits to bring the total to 120.

Total Credits: 120

Honors in Biology

You may earn an honors degree in biology by achieving an overall GPA of 3.00 or higher and a biology GPA of 3.50 or higher, conducting a two-semester (minimum of 5 credits) research project, preparing a senior thesis based on the research project, and giving an oral presentation of  the thesis research.  The senior thesis committee must be established one semester before graduation.

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