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As a bachelor of science (BS) student in microbiology, you’ll study the basic life processes of viruses, bacteria, and archaea: their genetics, biochemistry, structures, and reproduction. We offer advanced courses in immunology, microbial diversity, metabolic regulation, and virology.

As a BS student in microbiology, you may also study biotechnology, food and medical microbiology, and other applied areas. We offer research and other work experience opportunities with private and government laboratories.

Microbiology is an appropriate major for students interested in medicine, dentistry and other health professions, as well as careers in research, production, regulatory affairs, and scientific sales. Many microbiology majors also seek minors in biotechnology, genetics, biotechnology or biomanufacturing.

We also offer three concentration options for BS students in microbiology.

Microbial Biotechnology

The microbial biotechnology concentration is designed for students who want careers in biotechnology or biomanufacturing after graduation. Many microbial biotechnology students also minor in biotechnology or biomanufacturing.

Microbial Health Science

The microbial health sciences concentration is designed for students who plan to go on to graduate school in health-related fields, including medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or pharmacology.

Microbial Research

The microbial research concentration is designed for students who intend to continue their education in research-oriented doctoral or master’s degree programs.

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