The Environmental Pathogens research stream uses molecular biology and genomics to study what types of organisms are found in local waterways, and where they are coming from. We hope by expanding our understanding of these fundamental questions to develop new, more sensitive, and accurate testing methods to find pathogen contamination and help prevent future contamination.
In additional to the General Education credit listed below, this stream's second-semester course (FIRE252) counts toward UMD's Sustainability Minor.
First-Year Spring Semester Course:
FIRE152 - FIRE COURSE 2: Environmental Pathogens
(3 credits, General Education Distributive Studies, Natural Sciences)
Second-Year Fall Semester Course:
FIRE252 - FIRE COURSE 3: Environmental Pathogens
(3 credits, General Education Scholarship in Practice)
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