Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Minor Code - U082

The minor in Applied and Environmental Microbiology is designed to introduce students to the beneficial and harmful roles of microorganisms in a variety of diverse environments including plants, animals, soil, food, air, and water.  Emphasis is given to the importance of microorganisms in such applied areas as public health, plant disease, pollution and pollution abatement, biological control of pests, bio-deterioration, and ecology. 

A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required in all minor courses
A grade of C or higher must be earned in all minor courses
Minor Requirements
AEM 341General Microbiology4
PPTH 401General Plant Pathology4
Minimum of seven hours selected from the following: **7
Environmental Microbiology
Environmental Microbiology
Applied Water Microbiology
Soil Microbiology
Soil Microbiology
Soil Microbiology
Food Microbiology
Food Microbiology Lab
AEM 493 Special Topics course
Independent Study
Forest Pest Management
PPTH course - Research-Airborne Fungi
Total Hours15

Maximum of four hours of special topics courses (AEM 493 or PPTH 493) can be applied toward the 15-hour total and requires approval of the division director.


 Courses with the same title are equivalent to each other.