Microbiology (BIO 255E/BIO 255LE)
Microbiology Lecture (BIO 255E/BIO 255LE) is an online biology lecture/laboratory combination course that offers you an introduction to key principles in microbiology. You'll gain a functional understanding of microscopic organisms (microorganisms), their role in disease and the environment, and our defenses against infections.
After completing the courses above, you'll be well-prepared to pursue a degree in fields such as health science, pre-medicine, chemistry and biology, or pharmacy.
This course does not have any prerequisites.
Microbiology Lecture (BIO 255E/BIO 255LE) is an online, asynchronous, self-paced course that includes both a 3-credit lecture session and a 1-credit laboratory session. This course does not have specific meeting times or deadlines. You will complete your assignments on your schedule over 16 weeks using Blackboard, an online learning platform. You will also have the support of an instructor, as well as 24/7 online tutoring as you progress through the coursework. After completing this course, you will receive a final letter grade and be able to request an official transcript from our Registrar’s Office. Please note: Students can register for the lecture, the lab, or both. Registration is separate for each of these courses.
Courses run at a rate of $480 per credit hour. The School of Professional Studies offers reduced tuition options to new MCPHS students.
New students are eligible to receive a 50% reduction in the cost of tuition for one course. Please complete the discount code form to receive the discount code.
Degree applicants who have been admitted to a degree program and paid their enrollment deposit are eligible to receive a 50% reduction in the cost of tuition for any prerequisite course that the Admission Office has indicated must be completed before starting the degree program. Please contact the Admission Office at 617.879.5964 (Boston), 508.373.5607 (Worcester), or 603.314.1701 (Manchester) for more information.
Create your account and begin the registration process.
MCPHS is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).
We suggest that students purchase their course materials after registering and gaining access to their course. Detailed instructions will then be provided.
This course requires the following textbook:
Microbiology: An Introduction, Tortora, G. J., Funke, B. R., and Case, C. L., 13th Ed., Pearson Education, Inc.; Access Card (code) to publishers website resources, Pearson's Modified Mastering Microbiology Program.
A webcam is also required.
Students can receive a full tuition refund if they drop a course within five business days of registering. Course changes will also be allowed during this five-day window.
After the five-day window closes (and up until the course's completion date), students may choose to withdraw from the course without a refund. This would result in a "W" on their student record.
Students should use a computer to interact with the course content rather than a mobile device, iPad, or Tablet. Please confirm you have the minimum computer specifications by reviewing the technology requirements for MCPHS before registering for your course.
It is the student’s responsibility to ensure they have all the required resources needed to access the course material and software.
How to Register
I chose MCPHS because I heard from friends that the quality of classes was high and that I would walk away actually learning something. I knew the self-paced nature of the course would easily fit in my schedule and I felt so supported when I reached out for more information.
Kristin | Microbiology Lecture and Lab