University General Course Catalog 2016-2017 
    Jun 03, 2023  

Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, B.S.


The department offers a series of courses leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology (MMI). The major is a joint effort by the School of Medicine and the College of Science and trains students in the fundamentals of modern microbiology, with an emphasis on human and animal infectious diseases and immunology. Students are encouraged to become involved in laboratory research supervised by one of the faculty members who pursue a variety of medically related endeavors.

The MMI curriculum will appeal to students who wish to pursue careers in microbiology research and clinical laboratory microbiology. In addition, the MMI program is an excellent preparation for pre-health professional students seeking admission to professional programs in the health sciences and dental and medical schools.

The program of study will include the University Core Curriculum, general electives, and required preparatory courses in mathematics, biology, chemistry, and physics. Students will be required to complete seven core courses in microbiology and immunology, along with a capstone course in microbiology.

Contact Information

L-211 Center for Molecular Medicine
(775) 784-6161

College of Science Academic Advisors:

Transfer to Nevada

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If a major-to-major transfer agreement is not available for your transfer institution, please check the General Core agreement  if available. If neither is available, access established transfer course equivalencies to assist in your planning.

Graduation Requirements


Total Units 120
Cumulative GPA 2.0
University GPA 2.0
Major GPA 2.0
Residency Requirement 30 Upper-Division Units at UNR
Major Residency Requirement 15 Upper-Division Units in the major at UNR
Upper-Division Requirement 40 Upper-Division Units
Half Program Units/4 Year Institution 60 Units


I. Silver Core General Education Requirements (27-33 units)

 NOTE: Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter of this catalog for information regarding the “Core English and Math Completion Policy  .”

Students in this major must meet all Silver Core Objectives (CO1 through CO14). Courses satisfying Core Objectives are designated (e.g., CO9) in General Catalog curricula and course descriptions.

A. Silver Core Writing and Prerequisite (3-6 units) - CO1, CO3

B. Silver Core Mathematics and Prerequisite (4-7 units) - CO2

D. Silver Core Social Sciences (3 units) - CO6

Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO6 courses .

E. Silver Core Fine Art (3 units) - CO7

Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO7 courses .

F. Silver Core Humanities (6 units) - CO5, CO8

Refer to the Core Curriculum   chapter in this catalog.

II. Additional Silver Core Requirements (9 units maximum)

Students must take courses that satisfy the following Core Objectives. Some or all of these Silver Core Objectives may be satisfied in the Major Requirements (Section IV).  Refer to the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

A. Science, Technology & Society Course - CO9

The following recommended courses can also be used in the General Education Requirement:

B. Diversity & Equity Course - CO10

Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO10 courses .

C. Global Context Course - CO11

D. Ethics Course - CO12

E. Capstone Integration & Synthesis Course - CO13

Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO13 courses .

F. Application Course - CO14

III. Additional College Requirements (0 units)

IV. Major Requirements (68-69 units)

V. Minor Requirements (0 units)

VI. Electives (9-16 units)

Suggested electives:

VII. Recommended Schedule

First Year

Fall Semester (16 units)

Second Year

Third Year

Fourth Year

Fall Semester (14 units)

Spring Semester (13 units)