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Printed Version - $225

Online Access - $225


Premier Product - Online access for this course is 36 weeks. After you purchase a Premier course, you will receive your online ID and password via email within two business days.

Academic Support - If you purchase the additional Academic Support for this course you will receive 36 weeks of support.

Microbiology measures knowledge and understanding of bacteria, algae, fungi, protozoa, and viruses as well as their relationships with humans. The course is based on material typically taught in a one-semester, introductory college course in Microbiology at the undergraduate level. The Excelsior College Examination consists of approximately 160 four-option, multiple-choice questions and a three-hour completion time. Topics covered include:

Introduction to Microbiology

  • Early history
  • Place of microorganisms in the world
  • Microbial laboratory techniques

Biology of Microorganisms

  • Prokaryotes
  • Eukaryotes
  • Growth and nutrition
  • Metabolism
  • Genetics
  • Viruses

Control of Microorganisms

The textbook required for Advanced and Premier is Microbiology: An Introduction 11th edition ISBN 9780321733603

The required textbook(s) for the Traditional course are listed below.

  • Microbiology   
      11th by Gerard Tortora, Berdell Funke and Christine Case - Benjamin Cummings,
    ISBN 9780321733603