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Immunology and Medical Microbiology Major Map

Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: School of Medicine
Pathways: Healthcare, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

If you’re interested in a career in healthcare or research, consider Immunology and Medical Microbiology. Our curriculum uses a hands-on research approach to learning, which also makes it excellent preparation for medical, dental and veterinary school, or other graduate work.

Academics

Fall
  • MATH 150 Applied Calculus Exclamation Point
    3
  • CHEM 115 Fundamentals of Chemistry Exclamation Point
    4
  • WVUE 191 First Year Seminar
    1
  • BIOL 115 Principles of Biology Exclamation Point
    4
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
15
Spring
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • CHEM 116 Fundamentals of Chemistry Exclamation Point
    4
  • IMMB 150 Microbiology Colloquium 1
    2
  • BIOL 117 Introductory Physiology Exclamation Point
    4
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
16
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Declare a major and file an academic plan
  • Spend 100 hours at student success centers
  • Download the Guide application
  • Attend New Student Orientation
  • Complete the Campus Read

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • Consult Student Legal Services for advice on what to look for in an off-campus housing contract
  • Attend a football game
  • Attend the Sophomore Celebration to celebrate your successful freshman year and becoming a sophomore
  • Challenge yourself to meet members of your residence hall community
  • Attend Monday Night Lights

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program
  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Have a challenging conversation with someone from a different background
  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Apply to be a Resident Assistant

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)
  • Climb at the SRC climbing wall
  • Learn how to de-stress at chillFEST
  • Exercise daily
  • Determine your top five values at a Value Sort Workshop

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Take a writing or communications class
  • Attend a resume writing class
  • Complete the financial literacy course
  • Get a job on campus at the residence hall desk or a dining hall

Academics

Fall
  • CHEM 233 Organic Chemistry Exclamation Point
    3
  • CHEM 235 Organic Chemistry Laboratory Exclamation Point
    1
  • BIOL 219 The Living Cell Exclamation Point
    4
  • IMMB 200 Immunology Colloquium 1 Exclamation Point
    2
  • PHYS 101 Introductory Physics Exclamation Point
    4
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
17
Spring
  • CHEM 234 Organic Chemistry Exclamation Point
    3
  • CHEM 236 Organic Chemistry Laboratory Exclamation Point
    1
  • IMMB 250 Microbiology Colloquium 2 Exclamation Point
    2
  • PHYS 102 Introductory Physics Exclamation Point
    4
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
13
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • Spend 100 hours at student success centers
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Go on one of the break trips through the Outdoor Rec Center
  • Attend a football game
  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Attend a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day diversity program
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life
  • Become an Adventure WV student leader
  • Make a friend from another country

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Use exercise for mental well-being in Movement for Mental Health
  • Continue involvement with your club sport or intramural team or try a new one
  • Make your own decisions about drinking and do the WELLWVU CHOICES toolkit program
  • Rent a bike and go for a ride on the rail trail
  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Undergraduate research (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Meet with a career professional to make sure you are on track professionally

Academics

Fall
  • BIOC 339 Introduction to Biochemistry Exclamation Point
    3-5
  • IMMB 300 Immunology Colloquium 2
    2
  • IMMB 301 Basic Medical Microbiology
    4
  • IMMB 302 Principles of Immunobiology
    3
  • Elective
    3
15
Spring
  • BIOL 324 Molecular Genetics
    3
  • IMMB 310 Bacterila Pathogenesis
    4
  • IMMB 320 Cellular Immunobiology
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Elective
    3
16
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Go talk to a faculty member in your department about graduate school or career options
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Attend a football game
  • Attend a student or faculty performance at the Creative Arts Center
  • Visit the Core Arboretum
  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Explore mentorship opportunities in Greek Life
  • Explore community service opportunities in Greek Life
  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program
  • Post a picture of you in another country in WVU gear
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Stay active with moveWELL, the Student Rec Center and Outdoor Rec Center
  • Take a class on healthy cooking
  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Become a leadWELL Mentor
  • Become an Alcohol Literacy trainer and educate peers about the real effects of drinking alcohol

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Attend a career fair
  • Consider graduate or professional school
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)

Academics

Fall
  • STAT 211 Elementary Statistical Inference Exclamation Point
    3
  • IMMB 400 Senior Colloquium 1
    1
  • IMMB 410 Microbial Genetics
    3
  • IMMB 420 Molecular Immunobiology
    5
  • IMMB 494 Seminar
    1-3
13
Spring
  • IMMB 405 Scientific Integrity
    1
  • IMMB 450 Senior Colloquium 2
    1
  • IMMB 460 Contemporary Issues for Majors
    3
  • IMMB 470 Medical Virology
    3
  • IMMB 484 Senior Thesis
    3
  • Elective
    3
14
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Take a picture in front of Woodburn Hall with your graduation attire

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Attend a multicultural, international or diversity program
  • Join a student organization
  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Become a level 3 Bystander Trainer
  • Stay active with moveWELL, the Student Rec Center and Outdoor Rec Center
  • Drop in to a meditation class in the Health and Education Building
  • Use your resources: learn about all your health-related needs at well.wvu.edu
  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Sign up for an interview
  • Attend a career fair
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Participate in a practice job interview session

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