Environmental Microbiology Minor
Microbes are responsible for controlling the movement of energy, mass, and information through ecosystems (natural, artificial, and human). The environmental microbiology minor will develop students understanding of fundamental concepts in microbiology (cell structure, physiology, metabolism) together with an understanding of the evolutionary and ecological processes that shape their activities in earth’s environments. By completing the minor, students will gain training to prepare them for a wide variety of microbiology careers, including environmental sciences, health sciences, biotechnology industries, and more.
In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must:
- take at least nine hours of their minor "core" requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
- earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.000 in the minor core requirements. Some programs may require higher standards for minor or specific courses.
For more information, please consult the degree requirements section of the catalog.
|One course emphasizing microbiology fundamentals, chosen from:||3-4|
|The Microbial World: Foundations in Structure, Metabolism, and Ecology 1|
and Microbiology Laboratory 1
|Introductory Medical Microbiology|
|Four courses emphasizing microbial ecological theory, evolution, or within the environment, chosen from:||12|
|Marine Microbial Symbioses: Exploring How Microbial Interactions Affect Ecosystems and Human Health|
|Microbial Ecological Genomics|
|Discoveries in Prevention and Cure of Infectious Disease in London H|
|Biology, History, and Evolution of Epidemic Diseases|
|Disease Ecology and Evolution|
|Bacterial Genetics with Emphasis on Pathogenic and Symbiotic Interactions|
|Environment-ECUIPP Lab: Connecting with communities through environmental research for Public Health 3|
or ENVR 335
|Adv Environ-ECUIPP Lab: Connecting with Communities Through Environmental Research for PH Protection|
|Environmental Health Microbiology|
|One Health: Philosophy to Practical Integration (3 credits required)|
Mentored research course with a microbiology focus (3 credits required) 2
Honors version available. An honors course fulfills the same requirements as the nonhonors version of that course. Enrollment and GPA restrictions may apply.
Prerequisite(s) required. Check course description for details.
Requires permission by the program director.
ENVR 335 is repeatable for credit, but only 3 credit hours may count toward the minor.
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