B.Sc. (Hons.) in Microbiology

(Course Outline)
Microbiology is the study of microscopic forms of life such as bacteria and viruses and the immune response to these microorganisms. It is a broad, multi-disciplinary field using techniques of genetics, chemistry, biochemistry, physiology, ecology, and pathology to study the biology of microorganisms from gene expression at the molecular level to the composition of populations of microorganisms.

Exciting discoveries involving microorganisms have important and far reaching implications for biotechnology, molecular biology, medicine, public health and the environment. AIDS and other important diseases present new and exciting challenges for microbiologists in the public health field; and advances in recombinant DNA technology, immunology, and the ability to manipulate the biology of microbial cells have revolutionized science and thrust microbiology into the center of the rapidly expanding arena of biotechnology.

So this Department offers a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Master of Science in Microbiology. The program in microbiology provides many different choices of work and the degree allows one to seek a professional license in this discipline or a related discipline. Most professions associated with human or domestic animal health, require a background in microbiology (medicine, veterinary medicine, optometry, osteopathic medicine, laboratory technology, nursing, etc.). Also, many different pharmaceutical companies which produce physiologically-active drugs, antibiotics, vaccines, or, diagnostic systems, nutrition companies which produce various vitamins and/or amino acids for nutritional health, and companies which produce medical or biological research supplies, and/or hospital laboratory supplies, employ those trained in microbiology as laboratory personnel, or, as salespersons. Further, this degree prepares one for further study in several different life-science disciplines, or professional disciplines.

So the objective of these programs is to give students interdisciplinary training in contemporary biological research. The course of study is flexible and takes into account the student's goals in research, career objectives.
Duration of the Program:
The total duration of program is 4 years.
Total Credit Hours Requirement:
Bachelor of Science in Microbiology program consists of 62 courses having 145.0 credit hours including project work and viva voce.
Program Structure:
Graduation:

SL Course Code Course Title Cr.Hr. Prerequisite
1 CSE 101 Fundamentals of Computer Science 3
2 ENG 113 English Composition 3
3 ENG 117 English Composition 3
4 ENGL 100 English Fundamentals 3
5 ENGL 101 Composition 3
6 ENGL 102 Public Speaking 3
7 ENGL 103 Advanced Reading Strategies and Writing 3
8 MBO 111 Physiology - I 3
9 MBO 112 Biostatistics 3
10 MBO 113 General Microbiology 3
11 MBO 114 General Microbiology Lab 1
12 MBO 115 General Microbiology-I 3
13 MBO 116 General Microbiology Lab 1
14 MBO 117 Physiology - 1 Lab 1
15 MBO 121 Inorganic Chemistry 3
16 MBO 122 Inorganic Chemistry Lab 1
17 MBO 123 Organic Chemistry 3
18 MBO 124 Organic Chemistry Lab 1
19 MBO 125 Physiology - II 3 MBO 111
20 MBO 126 Physiology Lab 1
21 MBO 131 Physical Chemistry 3
22 MBO 132 Physical Chemistry Lab 1
23 MBO 133 Pharmaceutical Microbiology 3
24 MBO 134 Pharmaceutical Microbiology Lab 1
25 MBO 136 Viva-Voce - I 1
26 MBO 137 Viva-Voce - I 1
27 MBO 211 Microbial Chemistry 3 MBO 131
28 MBO 212 Microbial Chemistry Lab 1
29 MBO 213 Microbial Metabolism - I 3
30 MBO 215 Environmental Microbiology 3
31 MBO 216 Environmental Microbiology Lab 1
32 MBO 217 Microbial Metabolism - 1 Lab 1
33 MBO 221 Immunology 3
34 MBO 222 Immunology Lab 1
35 MBO 223 Microbial Metabolism - II 3 MBO 213
36 MBO 224 Microbial Metabolism - II Lab 1
37 MBO 231 Basic Technique in Microbiology 3
38 MBO 232 Basic Technique in Microbiology Lab 1
39 MBO 233 General Microbiology - II 3
40 MBO 235 Biochemistry & Cellular Biology 3 MBO 211
41 MBO 236 Viva-Voce - II 1
42 MBO 311 Medical Microbiology - I 3
43 MBO 312 Medical Microbiology - I Lab 1
44 MBO 313 Mycology 3
45 MBO 314 Mycology Lab 1
46 MBO 315 Basic Microbial Genetics 3
47 MBO 321 Microbiology of Frozen Food & Fish 3
48 MBO 322 Microbiology of Frozen Food & Fish Lab 1
49 MBO 323 Agricultural Microbiology 3
50 MBO 324 Agricultural Microbiology Lab 1
51 MBO 325 Microbial Molecular Genetics 3
52 MBO 331 Bangladesh Studies 3
53 MBO 332 Industrial Microbiology 3
54 MBO 333 Medical Microbiology - II 3
55 MBO 334 Industrial Visit & Report Writing 1
56 MBO 335 Viva-Voce - III 1
57 MBO 411 Food Microbiology 3
58 MBO 412 Food Microbiology Lab 1
59 MBO 413 Virology 3
60 MBO 414 Virology Lab 1
61 MBO 415 Diagnostic Microbiology 3
62 MBO 416 Diagnostic Microbiology Lab 1
63 MBO 421 Genetic Engineering 3 MBO 325
64 MBO 422 Genetic Engineering Lab 1
65 MBO 423 Enzymology 3
66 MBO 424 Enzymology Lab 1
67 MBO 425 Fermentation Technology 3
68 MBO 431 Microbial Biotechnology 3 MBO 425
69 MBO 432 Research Project 3
70 MBO 433 Quality Control of Food, Fish & Beverage 3 MBO 321
71 MBO 434 Quality Control of Food, Fish & Beverage Lab 1
72 MBO 435 Environmental Pollution and Bioremediation 3 MBO 215
73 MBO 436 Viva-Voce - IV 1
74 ORE 101 Freshmen Orientation 0.5
75 ORE 102 Continuous Orientation 2
76 ORE 103 Professional Orientation 1.5
77 SOC 113 Bangladesh Studies 3
78 STAT 113 Biostatistics 3