This course is delivered by Westcott Courses in partnership with University of Massachusetts Global
BIOU 203 - Microbiology with Laboratory
Prerequisite: Introductory or General Biology with a grade of C or better.
Course Description: This course is an Introduction to microorganisms as biological entities. Topics include microscopy, cell structures and functions, metabolism, genetics, disease transmission, host response to microbial invasion, control of infectious disease, impact of microbes on the environment and applications of microorganisms to industrial and environmental problems.
Duration: 5 months to complete (Single 30 day extension if needed)
Ways to Learn: Online
Estimated Cost: $578 (Payment Plan: First payment of $321.40 and a second payment 30 days later of $263.60)
Credit: 4 Academic Credits (Lower Division, UG)
Enroll any day of the year, and start that same day. Students have five months of access, plus a 30 day extension at the end if needed. Students can finish the self-paced courses as soon as they are able. Most students finish the lower level courses in 4 - 8 weeks. The upper level math classes, such as Calculus and above, usually take students 3-4 months. (Note: The 30-day extension cannot take your total course time six months beyond the date of enrollment. At the end of the six months, we must post a grade with the university.)
Lab Description: This is the laboratory part of Microbiology and is taken in conjunction with the main course. An introduction to common laboratory techniques and the process of science is presented. The laboratory experiments are designed to complement the topics presented in the companion lecture course.
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