Discover Life’s Smallest Forms
Microbiology is the study of some of the smallest life forms, such as bacteria, molds, and viruses. You’ll take on challenges like antibiotic resistance, toxic waste cleanup with microorganisms, and vaccine development. This program prepares you for entry-level careers in microbiology, pre-professional programs, and advanced degrees.
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Curriculum and Courses
The program in microbiology includes courses in general microbiology, pathogenic (disease-related) microbiology, immunology (dealing with immunity to disease), microbial ecology (environmentally related microbiology), virology, genetics (including recombinant DNA technology), microbial physiology, bioinformatics, chemistry, mathematics, and physics. Laboratories are an essential part of the science courses.
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A major in microbiology prepares students for a career in almost any field in medicine and biology. Microbiologists work in every sector of the economy: universities, hospitals, government agencies, industry, the Peace Corps, and NASA. Our recent graduates report job titles of staff microbiologist, lab technician, research assistant, and technical sales representative.
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Your college experience here will be one of the most exciting times of your life. To make sure of this, we’ll provide you with a powerful support system.
First-to-second year retention
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Among Public Universities in the United States for Four-Year Graduation Rate
The Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac
of 2018-2019 graduates who were employed or furthering their education by fall 2019
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In preparation for medical school, Rebecca conducted research, participated in a medical education club, and job-shadowed a physician through a program sponsored by Miami’s Mallory-Wilson Center for Heathcare Education.
Rebecca Wyma ’18
Microbiology, Premedical Studies
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