Jun 12, 2021  
2021/2022 University Catalog 
2021/2022 University Catalog

Microbiology, M.S.

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Advancement to Candidacy

All students must satisfy the general requirements for advancement to candidacy, as stated in Requirements for Master’s Degrees . Satisfactory progress on the thesis research will be prerequisite to obtaining departmental approval for advancement.

Specific Requirements

In addition to meeting the requirements for classified graduate standing and the basic requirements for the master’s degree as described in Part Four of this bulletin, the student must complete a graduate program of 30 units of upper division and graduate courses selected, with the approval of the graduate adviser, from the biological sciences and closely related fields. All students entering the Master of Science program in microbiology will be required to take an advanced course in the molecular biology of microbes.

Not Less Than 18 Units

Not less than 18 units must be selected from courses in the area of microbiology. Among the 600- and 700-numbered courses selected, the student’s program must include

A Maximum of Six Units

A maximum of six units of the required 30 units may be selected from acceptable courses offered in other related areas, including the College of Education and the School of Public Health.

A final oral examination on the field of the thesis and its implication in the broad fields of microbiology is required.

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