College of Arts and Sciences

431 Life Sciences, 419-372-2332

Major only, Bachelor of Science (32 hours in BIOL) - minor required - Spring 2019 course requirements

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students in Microbiology are expected to be able to:

  • Understand the scientific process as shown in designing and implementing experiments;
  • Evaluate evidence and differentiate between scientific and unscientific arguments;
  • Present scientific information in appropriate oral and written formats to scientific and nonscientific audiences;
  • Understand the basic principles of microorganisms as shown by reading and comprehending primary research literature in Microbiology;
  • Apply knowledge of Microbiology to address a variety of needs and problems, locally and globally;
  • Be prepared for post-baccalaureate studies in Microbiology and related fields, medical school, or for entering the private sector in areas related to Microbiology.

Accreditation and/or Program/Cluster Review
Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.  BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

The Microbiology program will undergo Program/Cluster Review during the Academic Year 2019-20.

Professional Licensure (If applicable)
Bowling Green State University programs leading to licensure, certification and/or endorsement, whether delivered online, face-to-face or in a blended format, satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio.

Requirements for licensure, certification and/or endorsement eligibility vary greatly from one profession to another and from state to state. The Microbiology program does not lead to professional licensure.

Gainful Employment (If applicable)
Under the Higher Education Act Title IV disclosure requirements, an institution must provide current and prospective students with information about each of its programs that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.

The Microbiology program is not a recognized occupation that requires a Gainful Employment disclosure.