Applied & Environmental Microbiology
The minor in Applied & 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, biodeterioration, and ecology.
Fifteen credit hours are required with a minimum letter grade of C in each course and a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5.
- AEM 341, General Microbiology
- PPTH 401, General Plant Pathology
Minimum of 7 hours selected from the following:
- AEM 401, Environmental Microbiology
- AEM 408, Applied Water Microbiology
- AEM 420, Soil Microbiology
- AEM 445, Food Microbiology
- AEM 449, Food Microbiology Lab
- AEM 493, Special Topics
- PPTH 470, Forest Pest Management
- PPTH 493, Special Topics in Plant Pathology
- PPTH 503, Mycology
- PPTH 409, Nematology
Please note: Maximum of 4 hours of Special Topics Courses can be applied toward 15-hour total and requires approval of the Division Director.