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Microbiology

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Description: The course is designed to convey general concepts, methods, and applications of microbiology for health sciences. The role of microorganisms in the environment and in human disease is discussed. Topics include: immunology, bacteriology, virology, and mycology; the morphology, biochemistry, and physiology of microorganisms including bacteria, viruses, and fungi; the diseases caused by these microorganisms and their treatments. Laboratory portion of the course provides first hand experiences that inform, illustrate, expand, and reinforce major concepts discussed in lecture.

Highly Recommended Prerequisite: General Biology II (BIO116 and BIO116L) or equivalent
Lecture Hours: 45
Lab Hours: 0 (online lecture only) or 30 (in-classroom and hybrid)
Total Units: 3 (online lecture only) or 4 (in-classroom or hybrid courses that include lab)

Course Format: Accelerated Science Courses take place in 4 or 5 weeks. Classes and laboratories are offered in many formats such as daytime, nights, weekends, in-classroom, hybrid (classroom and online), and 100% online. All courses repeat regularly, giving many opportunities to complete the course(s) you need.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) changes: Starting on March 13th all in-classroom courses and labs have been shifted to online. If the graduate program you are applying to requires in-person labs, SCU recommends you contact the graduate schools’ admissions office to see how they are treating online instruction. The Department of Education has asked all schools to take into consideration these emergency circumstances related to COVID-19 and online instruction.

The attached Q&A document covers questions resulting from this change, please Click Here.

Registration for in-classroom or hybrid course offerings include lecture (BIO231) and lab (BIO231L).


Spring 2020 In-Classroom Offerings (4 units with lab)

Class Start Date Class End Date Days Class Times*
Feb 1, 2020 Feb 26, 2020 Sat, Sun 8:00A-5:00P
Feb 3, 2020 Feb 26, 2020 Mon, Tues 1:00P-9:30P
Feb 7, 2020 Mar 11, 2020 Fri 5:00P-10:00P
Sat 9:00A-6:00P
Feb 29, 2020 Mar 25, 2020 Sat, Sun 8:00A-5:00P
Mar 28, 2020 Apr 29, 2020 Sat, Sun 8:00A-5:00P



Spring 2020 Hybrid Course Offerings (4 units with lab)
3 units Online class – 4 start date options

Class Start Date Class End Date Days Class Times
Jan 30, 2020 Feb 26, 2020 Online – no daily requirements No specific times
Feb 27, 2020 Mar 25, 2020 Online – no daily requirements No specific times
Mar 26, 2020 Apr 29, 2020 Online – no daily requirements No specific times



1 unit On-Campus Lab – 2 start date options

Class Start Date Class End Date Days Class Times*
Feb 24, 2020 Feb 27, 2020 Mon, Tues, Wed – Lab on-campus 8:00A-5:00P
Thurs – Lab Final on-campus 8:00A-10:30A
Apr 27, 2020 Apr 30, 2020 Mon, Tues, Wed – Lab on-campus 8:00A-5:00P
Thurs – Lab Final on-campus 8:00A-10:30A


Summer 2020 In-Classroom Offerings (4 units with lab)

Class Start Date Class End Date Days Class Times*
May 2, 2020 May 27, 2020 Sat, Sun 9:00A-6:00P
May 30, 2020 June 24, 2020 Sat, Sun 9:00A-6:00P
August 1, 2020 August 26, 2020 Sat, Sun 9:00A-6:00P
June 5, 2020 July 15, 2020 Fri 5:00P-9:30P
Sat 9:00A-6:00P
May 4, 2020 May 27, 2020 Monday, Tuesday 1:00P-9:30P
June 1, 2020 June 24, 2020 Monday, Tuesday 1:00P-9:30P

Summer 2020 Hybrid Course Offerings (4 units with lab)

3 units Online class – 4 start date options

Class Start Date Class End Date Days Class Times
April 30, 2020 May 27, 2020 Online – no daily requirements No specific time
May 28, 2020 June 24, 2020 Online – no daily requirements No specific time
June 25, 2020 July 29, 2020 Online – no daily requirements No specific time
July 30, 2020 August 26, 2020 Online – no daily requirements No specific time

 

1 unit Lab On-Campus – 1 start date option

Class Start Date Class End Date Days Class Times*
Jun 22, 2020 Jun 25, 2020 Mon, Tues, Wed – Lab on-campus 8:00A-5:00P
Thurs  – Lab Final on-campus 8:00A-10:30A
Aug 24, 2020 Aug 27, 2020 Mon, Tues, Wed – Lab on-campus 8:00A-5:00P
Thurs  – Lab Final on-campus 8:00A-10:30A

*Class times are subject to change

Classes fill quickly, so please do not wait to apply. Students are registered on a first-come, first-served basis. All courses are listed in SCU publications and the application regardless of the current number of registrants. Registration is not confirmed until an email is sent. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please confirm registration by emailing [email protected].

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