MIP 300 - General Microbiology

Structure, function, development, physiology, and molecular biology of microorganisms emphasizing bacteria.

This course requires the use of electronic proctoring through ProctorU, please see http://www.online.colostate.edu/current-students/proctoring.dot for detailed instructions.  For students requiring accommodations, please contact Resources for Disabled Students (RDS); for consideration of exceptions outside the scope of RDS, please contact the University Testing Center.


BZ 110 (Principles of Animal Biology) or BZ 120 (Principles of Plant Biology) or LIFE 102 (Attributes of Living Systems); CHEM 245 (Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry) or concurrent registration or CHEM 341 (Modern Organic Chemistry I) or concurrent registration or CHEM 345 (Organic Chemistry I) or concurrent registration.

Textbooks and Materials


  • OpenStax Microbiology*
    Not available at the CSU Bookstore

*FREE online text: https://openstax.org/details/books/microbiology


Susan Deines

(970) 491-2913 | susan.deines@colostate.edu

Susan Deines received her B.S. in microbiology in 1979 from Colorado State University. She then worked as a medical technologist in St. Louis and earned board certification in microbiology from the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP). She returned to Colorado to continue her studies at Colorado State University and earned an M.S. in microbiology in 1994. Following completion of her master's degree program, she was fortunate to be offered a faculty position in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology at Colorado State University, where she is currently employed as an associate professor.