BIOL 1020L: Online Lecture and Lab Course

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This one-semes­ter course is designed to meet the Micro­bi­ol­o­gy pre­req­ui­site for stu­dents who are apply­ing for admis­sion to a health pro­fes­sions pro­gram. For infor­ma­tion of the lec­ture por­tion of this course, please vis­it the Lec­ture page

For more detailed infor­ma­tion about this Micro­bi­ol­o­gy course, please request the BIOL 1020L syl­labus.


Labs for this course are done hands-on with a kit that is mailed to the student’s home. The lab kit con­tains exper­i­ments and lab-grade mate­ri­als that mir­ror the tra­di­tion­al cam­pus lab­o­ra­to­ry expe­ri­ence. These engag­ing lab assign­ments will guide you every step of the way, help­ing you to under­stand the course mate­ri­als and to learn how it applies to your every­day life.

Laboratory experiments

  • Microscopy for Micro­bi­ol­o­gy
  • Asep­tic Tech­nique & Cul­tur­ing Microbes
  • Bac­te­r­i­al Enu­mer­a­tion — Dilu­tions and Plate Counts
  • Bac­te­r­i­al Mor­phol­o­gy and Stain­ing Tech­niques
  • Antibi­ot­ic Sen­si­tiv­i­ty — Kir­by-Bauer Dif­fu­sion Test
  • Methyl Red Voges-Proskauer and Catalese Test­ing
  • Car­bo­hy­drate Fer­men­ta­tion Test­ing
  • Bac­te­ria Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion through Func­tion­al Media — Motil­i­ty Test­ing
  • Envi­ron­men­tal Influ­ences on Micro­bial Growth
  • Fomite Trans­mis­sion
  • Food Safe­ty

If you do not need the corresponding lab

Micro­bi­ol­o­gy is also avail­able in a lec­ture-only for­mat.

You will need to spec­i­fy dur­ing reg­is­tra­tion whether you would like to take the 4-cred­it lec­ture and lab course (BIOL 1020L) or the 3-cred­it lec­ture-only course (BIOL 1020). This course is not offered in a lab-only for­mat.

Required Course Materials


  • Micro­bi­ol­o­gy: A Human Per­spec­tive
    Eugene W. Nester et.al., 7th edi­tion

Note: The e-book ver­sion of Nester may not be used on any proc­tored course exam. Text­books need to be pur­chased sep­a­rate­ly and are not part of your reg­is­tra­tion fee. All course mate­ri­als are avail­able through our book­store at http://www.newengland.bkstr.com

Laboratory Components

Stu­dents enrolled in the lab­o­ra­to­ry com­po­nent of the course must order a Hands on Learn­ing Lab Kit: LP-2231-MB-02: Lab­Paq, Micro­bi­ol­o­gy, 11 Labs.

The kits must be ordered imme­di­ate­ly upon enroll­ment in order to ensure mate­ri­als are on hand for the start of the course. Note: Kits can take 5 – 7 busi­ness days to arrive.

Go to this link: https://www.holscience.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=LOGN

  1. ENTER Login: C000384
  2. ENTER Pass­word: lab­paq
  3. Choose LP-2231-MB-02: Lab­Paq, Micro­bi­ol­o­gy, 11 Labs

Tuition and Fees

Lecture and Lab

Cred­its: 4
Tuition: $1400
Reg­is­tra­tion: $25
Total: $1425
The cost of the mate­ri­als is not includ­ed in this total.

Lecture only

Cred­its: 3
Tuition: $1050
Reg­is­tra­tion: $25
Total: $1075
The cost of the mate­ri­als is not includ­ed in this total.

Complete at your own pace

Work­ing at the pace typ­i­cal for a four semes­ter hour course, the aver­age stu­dent will com­plete the online course in approx­i­mate­ly 16 weeks. Many stu­dents are non­tra­di­tion­al stu­dents who have elect­ed an online course for flex­i­bil­i­ty. Since the course is self-paced, you may com­plete the course in less than 16 weeks.

Prior coursework for success

One semes­ter of col­lege-lev­el biol­o­gy, prefer­ably col­lege-lev­el anato­my or phys­i­ol­o­gy, must be com­plet­ed before reg­is­ter­ing for this course.

*This pri­or course­work must have been com­plet­ed suc­cess­ful­ly with­in the past 7 years.

Exam procedures

All exams are tak­en online. Major exams are required to be proc­tored. For instruc­tions on how to take your exams online, vis­it Online Learning’s Proc­torU site.

Enrollment online anytime

You may enroll at any time via our self-ser­vice reg­is­tra­tion por­tal. Pay­ment is due in full at the time of reg­is­tra­tion.  Your offi­cial start date is the date that the course opens and you will have 16 weeks from that date to com­plete your course.  

Courses start on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month

You must be reg­is­tered for your class by 12:00 noon EST on the Mon­day before the class starts. See the UNE Aca­d­e­m­ic Cal­en­dar for more details. 

Assistance with registration

If you have any ques­tions or need help with reg­is­ter­ing for your class, please call an Enroll­ment Coun­selor at 1–855-325‑0894, email prehealth@une.edu, or view the online FlexReg course reg­is­tra­tion tuto­r­i­al

If you intend to use VA Ben­e­fits or Mil­i­tary Tuition Assis­tance, please do not use the self-reg­is­tra­tion por­tal. Please call 1–855-325‑0894 to be direct­ed to the appro­pri­ate office for assis­tance.

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