Course Description

General Microbiology, BIO 120

Molecular basis for diversity in bacteria and archae. Students explore the significance of molecular diversity in microbial biology and gain an understanding of the genetic, physiologic, and structure-function relationships that underlie the remarkable ability of these organisms to adapt to the environment.

Key Information

Credit: 6 quarter units / 4 semester units credit
UC Merced, Natural Sciences

Course Credit:

Upon successful completion, all online courses offered through cross-enrollment provide UC unit credit. Some courses are approved for GE, major preparation and/or, major credit or can be used as a substitute for a course at your campus.
If "unit credit" is listed by your campus, consult your department, academic adviser or Student Affairs division to inquire about the petition process for more than unit credit for the course.

UC Berkeley:
Unit Credit

UC Davis:
Course Equivalence: UCD MIC 102

UC Irvine:
Unit Credit

UC Los Angeles:
Unit Credit

UC Merced:
Major Requirement: Required or Upper Division elective for many Biological Sciences majors;  Check with your advisor;

UC Riverside:
Unit Credit

UC San Diego:
Course Equivalence: UCSD BIMM 120
General Education: ERC - 1 course towards natural science requirement; Warren - May be counted depending on major/PofC, Transfer students may use for UD noncontiguous GE depending on major; Sixth - 1 Analytic Methodologies; TMC 1 course toward upper division disciplinary breadth if noncontiguous to major; Muir: 1 course in a Natural Sciences theme in "Biological Science"

UC San Francisco:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Barbara:
General Education: This course will count for Area C-Science, Mathematics, and Technology automatically upon completion.

UC Santa Cruz:
General Education: SI


BIO 110 UG C-

Course Creator

Marcos Garcia-Ojeda
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