Courses for Secondary

Requirement 1The two MSI cornerstone courses.

The following two courses are required.

  • MICROBIO  210 - Microbial Sciences: Chemistry, Ecology, and Evolution (aka OEB 290) 
  • LIFESCI  100r - Experimental Research in Life Sciences 

 

Requirement 2One introductory course. 

Potential courses include, but are not limited to:

EPS  

  • 8 – History of the Earth 
  • 53 (formerly 186) - Low Temperature Geochemistry I: Intro to Biogeochemical Cycles 
  • 56 (aka OEB 56) - Geobiology and the History of Life Chem  
  • 27 – The Organic Chemistry of Life 

MCB  

  • 52 – Molecular Biology 
  • 60 - Cellular Biology and Molecular Medicine 

OEB 

  • 10 – Foundations of Biological Diversity 
  • 50 – Genetics and Genomics 
  • 54 – Biology of the Fungi 
  • 55 – Ecology: Populations, Communities, and Ecosystems 
  • 56 (aka EPS 56) - Geobiology and the History of Life 

 

Requirement 3Two additional microbial courses at the 100-level or above. 

*Please note that courses at the 200 level or above are intended primarily for graduate students but are often open to undergraduates with the necessary background/prerequisites. For courses above the 200 level, interested students should inquire in advance with the course director/faculty. 

Potential courses include, but are not limited to:

BPH  

  • Some courses in BPH may be relevant, but these may only be taken by undergraduates with explicit instructor permission 

BIOPHY  

  • 309 – Motile Behavior of Bacteria 
  • 314 – Structure of Viruses and Viral Proteins 
  • 346 – Biofilm Dynamics 

EPS  

  • 181 – Historical Geobiology 
  • 187 – Biogeochemistry  
  • 189 – Analytics and Field Methods in Geobiology 
  • 286 - Current Topics in Biogeochemistry I 
  • 287 - Biogeochemistry 

ENGSCI  

  • 222 - Advanced Cellular Engineering 

IID 

  • 209 – Microbial Communities and the Human Microbiome 

MICROBIO 

  • 201 - Molecular Biology of the Bacterial Cell 
  • 202 (formerly 214) - Mechanisms of Bacterial Pathogenesis and Host Immune Response 
  • 205 – Mechanisms of Microbial Pathogenesis 
  • 210 - Microbial Sciences: Chemistry, Ecology, and Evolution  
  • 213 - Social Issues in Biology 
  • 300 - Advanced Topics in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics 
  • 302QC – Introduction to Infectious Disease Research 
  • 360 - Microbiome Seminar

LIFESCI  

  • 120 

VIROLOGY  

  • 200 - Introduction to Virology 
  • 201 – Virology 

MCB  

  • 111 - Mathematics in Biology 
  • 121 - The Microbes 
  • 165 - Interplay between Viruses and their Hosts 
  • 188 – Chromosomes 
  • 212 – Topics in Biophysics 
  • 291 – Genetics, Genomics, and Evolutionary Biology 

OEB  

  • 107 - Evolution of Plant Life in Geologic Time 
  • 119 - Deep Sea Biology 
  • 125 - Molecular Ecology and Evolution 
  • 191 - Biochemical Adaptation 
  • 221 - Microbial Diversity 
  • 227 - Molecular Approaches to Environmental Microbiology 
  • 275R - Phylogenetics and Phylogeography in the Era of Genomic 
  • 277 - Topics in Symbiosis 

SYSBIO  

  • 204 - Synthetic Biology: From Ideation to Commercialization 

CHEM 

  • 171 – Biological Synthesis