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.

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


Fall 2019 In-Classroom Offerings (4 units with lab)

Class Start Date Class End Date Days Class Times*
Oct 19, 2019 Nov 13, 2019 Sat, Sun 8:00A-5:00P
Nov 16, 2019 Dec 18, 2019 Sat, Sun 8:00A-5:00P



Fall 2019 Hybrid Course Offerings (4 units with lab)
3 units Online class – 2 start date options

Class Start Date Class End Date Days Class Times
Oct 17, 2019 Nov 13, 2019 Online – no daily requirements No specific times
Nov 14, 2019 Dec 18, 2019 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*
Nov 4, 2019 Nov 7, 2019 Mon, Tues, Wed – Lab on-campus 8:00A-5:00P
Thurs – Lab Final on-campus 8:00A-10:30A
Dec 9, 2019 Dec 12, 2019 Mon, Tues, Wed – Lab on-campus 8:00A-5:00P
Thurs – Lab Final on-campus 8:00A-10:30A



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

Class Start Date Class End Date Days Class Times*
Jan 4, 2020 Jan 29, 2020 Sat, Sun 8:00A-5:00P
Jan 6, 2020 Jan 29, 2020 Mon, Tues 1:00P-9:30P
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 2, 2020 Jan 29, 2020 Online – no daily requirements No specific 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

*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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