Honours Program(s) Summary

HONOURS DEGREE IN MICROBIOLOGY and IMMUNOLOGY

General University Requirements

1) Total credits required for degree: 20 (40 half-year courses)

2)   a) one credit in a math
      b) one credit in one or more language/humanities subjects
      c) one credit in one or more social science subjects
      d) one writing course

3) Minimum of 9 credits (18 half-year courses) maximum of 11 credits (22 half-year courses) beyond the 1000-level in the Honours subject – grade must be C or better to count.

4) Total credits required above the 1000 level – 12 (24 half-year courses.)

Required GPA for graduation:  3.00 (Honours subject courses only are used for the calculation)
Graduation with first class honours: GPA ≥ 3.70

Suggested program:

YEAR 1:
BIOL 1010 and 1011 or 1020 and 1021
CHEM 1011 and 1012
MATH 1000 or MATH 1215
MATH 1010 or STAT 1060
One credit in one or more language/humanities subjects
One credit in one or more social science subjects
One writing course: may use SCIE1111 for this requirement

YEAR 2:
MICI 2100, Introductory Microbiology and Immunology (F),
MICI 2400, Laboratory Methods in Microbiology and Immunology (W)
BIOL 2020, Cell Biology (F or W),
BIOL 2030, Genetics and Molecular Biology (F or W),
BIOC 2300 and 2610, Introduction to Biochemistry (Lecture and Lab courses) (W)
CHEM 2401 and 2402, Organic Chemistry I and II
1.0 elective credits (2 half-year courses)

YEAR 3:
BIOC 3400, Nucleic Acid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (F)
MICI 3114, Virology (F)
MICI 3115, Immunology (F),
MICI 3119, Physiology of the Prokaryotic Cell (F)
3.0 elective credits (6 half-year courses).  We suggest you include a 0.5 credit (1 half-year course) in a MICI or MICI-approved course here.  The courses that count towards a degree in MICI are listed on page 2.

YEAR 4:
MICI 4900, Honours Research and Thesis (F and W)
0.5 credit (1 half-year course) in a 4th year MICI course and 0.5 credit (1 half-year course) in a MICI or MICI-approved course
Enough credits in MICI or MICI-approved courses to complete the 9-credit requirement for a MICI degree
Enough elective credits to complete the 20-credit requirement for a B.Sc. degree

Required courses for an Honours Degree in Microbiology and Immunology:
MICI 2100, 2400, 3114, 3115, 3119, 4900, 1 half-year course in MICI 4XXX, 1 half-year course in MICI 4XXX or MICI -approved 4th year level course
BIOL 2020 and 2030, BIOC 2300, 2610 and 3400, CHEM 2401 and 2402

Departmental minimum grade requirements
1. For entry into MICI 2100, a grade of B- in first year Biology and Chemistry is required. For students in DISP, a final overall grade equal to or greater than the median is required.

2. MICI 2100, 2400, 3114, 3115, 3119, 4900
You must obtain a grade of B or greater in 5 of the 6 following courses MICI 2100, 2400, 3114, 3115, 3119, 4900X/Y and a grade of B– or greater in the sixth course.

3. BIOL 2020 and 2030, BIOC 2300, 2610 and 3400, CHEM 2401 and 2402.
You must obtain a grade of C or greater.

Note that for entry into third and fourth year courses there are additional minimum grade requirements– see the Calendar for details.

For entry into the Honours program you must obtain approval from an academic advisor of Microbiology and Immunology. We suggest you contact one of them, at the latest, during the second year of your program.

ADVISORS:
C. Barnes (494-2123; Chris.Barnes@dal.ca)
L. Murray (494-6933; Lois.Murray@Dal.Ca)
D. Stoltz (494-2590; dstoltz@dal.ca)

COMBINED HONOURS DEGREE in MICI and BIOC

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology (MICI) offers a combined Honours degree with either Biology (BIOL) (see the Calendar) or Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (BIOC). If you wish to pursue a combined Honours degree with a different department you must contact an academic advisor of Microbiology and Immunology.

This is a 4-year program.

General University Requirements

1) Total credits required for degree: 20 (40 half-year courses)

2)   a) one credit in math
      b) one credit in one or more language/humanities subjects
      c) one credit in one or more social science subjects
      d) one writing course

3) Minimum of 11 credits (22 half-year courses) maximum of 14 credits (28 half-year courses) beyond the 1000-level in the two subjects, not more than 9 credits (18 half-year courses) nor fewer than 5 credits (10 half-year courses) being in either of them. Grade must be C or better to count.

4) Total credits required above the 1000 level – 12 (24 half-year courses.)

Required GPA for graduation: 3.00 (Honours subject courses are only used for the calculation)
Graduation with first class Honours: GPA ≥ 3.70

Departmental Requirements

1000 level
BIOL 1010 and 1011 or 1020 and 1021
CHEM 1011 and 1012
MATH 1000 or MATH 1215
MATH 1010 or STAT 1060

2000 level
MICI 2100 and 2400
BIOL 2020 and 2030
BIOC 2300 and 2610
CHEM 2401 and 2402

3000 level
BIOC 3300 and 3400 and 3700
MICI 3114 and 3115 and 3119

4000 level
1.0 credit from any of: BIOC 40XX, 43XX, 44XX, 45XX, or 47XX
0.5 credit from MICI 4XXX
Either MICI 4900X/Y or BIOC 4604/05

Additional requirements are 1.5 credits (3 half-year courses) from either MICI or BIOC approved courses.

Departmental minimum grade requirements

1. For entry into MICI 2100, a grade of B- in first year Biology and Chemistry is required. For students in DISP, a final overall grade equal to or greater than the median is required.

2. MICI 2100, 2400, 3114, 3115, 3119, 4900
You must obtain a grade of B or greater in 5 of the 6 following courses MICI 2100, 2400, 3114, 3115, 3119, 4900X/Y and a grade of B– or greater in the sixth course.

3. BIOL 2020 and 2030, BIOC 2300, 2610 and 3400, CHEM 2401 and 2402.
You must obtain a grade of C or greater.

Note that for entry into third and fourth year courses there are additional minimum grade requirements– see the Calendar for details.