Microbiology includes the study of viruses, bacteria, and fungi. A student can expect to study topics such as microbial growth, nutrition, metabolism, pathogenesis, morphogenesis, and production of antibiotics. Career opportunities are found in public health, medical laboratories, quality assurance, environmental toxicology, and related areas. A microbiology major provides excellent preparation for advanced study (or direct employment) in biological sciences, education, and many health-related professions.
Points of Pride
- Large number of undergraduates involved in undergraduate research each semester
- Award-winning teachers are found throughout the curriculum – from the introductory lecture course to the capstone laboratory modules
- Graduates are highly respected by employers, graduate schools, and professional schools
- Students have many opportunities for co-curricular experiences such as serving as tutors or teaching interns