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General Microbiology

BIO 225
General Microbiology


The focus is on fundamental microbiological principles and laboratory techniques with an emphasis on disease-causing microorganisms, new and old methods of disease treatment and prevention, and host immune responses.


Credits: 4 semester units
Course length: 8 weeks

Transferability Requirement

BHMT participants are responsible for making sure selected course(s) will transfer to the accepting institution.



How Do I Register?

WARNING: If you are already enrolled in a Lab Science class, you will not be able to enroll in additional Lab Science courses.


For first-time students, click the ‘Register’ button below to complete a Los Angeles Pacific University admission application.

A Los Angeles Pacific University Admission Representative will contact you within 2 business days. If you have not been contacted within 2 business days, please email LAPU at: Be sure to reference you are a BHMT participant.





  • You must be a KP Union Alliance or Coalition Employee with “active” KP employment status.
  • You must have completed your probationary period.
  • You must be a benefited employee typically working 20 or more hours per week.
  • Open to all regions except Georgia and residents in the state of Maryland.

  • BIO 230 or BIO 240

  • Have computer access with internet
  • If you don’t have access to a reliable computer, we can lend you one! Learn more.


Academic Calendar

2018 LAPU Academic Calendar



January 8 – March 2, 2018

last day to drop and not receive a “W”: Jan. 14

last day to drop and receive a “W”: Feb. 11


March 5 – April 27, 2018

last day to drop and not receive a “W”: Mar. 11

last day to drop and receive a “W”: Apr. 8



May 7 – June 29, 2018

last day to drop and not receive a “W”: May 13

last day to drop and receive a “W”: Jun. 10


July 2 – August 24, 2018

last day to drop and not receive a “W”: Jul. 8

last day to drop and receive a “W”: Aug. 5



September 3 – October 26, 2018

last day to drop and not receive a “W”: Sept. 9

last day to drop and receive a “W”: Oct. 7


October 29 – December 21, 2018

last day to drop and not receive a “W”: Nov. 4

last day to drop and receive a “W”: Dec. 2



Student Agreement

This program and participation is governed by the terms of the BHMT Student Agreement. Please take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the student agreement; by registering and participating in this program you are agreeing to comply with it.


Unsuccessful Course Completion and Dropped Class Policy

Ben U programs require your time and effort on a consistent basis as well as communicating with the course instructor, tutor, or BHMT Career Counselor if you are having difficulties or conflicts. Should you not complete your program successfully with a ‘C’ or better, pass, or drop the course by the institution’s 1st drop date, your participation in Trust programs may be suspended for a period of twelve months.