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School of Science, Technology and Health Studies

Dean: Joseph H. Bularzik
Phone: (315) 684-6079

Course Description

General Microbiology

The biology of microscopic organisms including bacteria, fungi, protozoa, algae, and viruses. An introduction to basic principles of microbiology, with an emphasis on morphology, classification, cultivation, growth, physical, and chemical controlling agents, antibiotics, host-parasite interactions, and the benefits of microorganisms including genetic engineering applications. The lab includes proper technique in observation, identification of microbes, and reactions under various physical and chemical conditions. Prerequisite: Placement in BIOL 120 or higher or one semester of a college-level biology course (ex. BIOL 105 with at least a C-). 4 credits (3 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours), fall or spring semester This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for Natural Science

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Admissions Requirements

Nursing is a competitive program that requires students to have a strong background in biology, chemistry and math. All applications are reviewed holistically for admission to the college. It is strongly suggested that SAT and/or ACT scores be submitted.

  • Minimum GPA: 2.75 for transfer students
  • Placement in MATH 102
  • NLN Pre-Admission test with a minimum composite score of 100 out of a possible 200
  • Students who were unsuccessful in other nursing programs may not eligible for admission. Students who do not meet the admission requirements for the Nursing program may be admitted to the Liberal Arts/Science curriculum. A minimum cumulative average of 2.75 is required for admission to Nursing. Students who desire to be enrolled on a full-time basis while completing prerequisite course work may be scheduled for the following suggested plan which may include six semesters for degree completion. These students will be advised by a Nursing Faculty member who can suggest coursework appropriate to the area of interest.
  • For complete admission information, contact the Admissions Department or view the program pages at