Microbiology

Is Microbiology right for you?

If you are interested in ecology, genetics, cellular, or molecular biology, you might want to explore one of the two degrees available in the field of Microbiology. Microbiologists study the way that microscopic organisms—bacteria, viruses, and fungi—function, evolve, and cause disease.

The Department of Biology offers the Bachelor of Arts in Microbiology (B.A.) and the Bachelor of Science in Microbiology (B.S.). The degree options begin similarly, making it easy to adjust your path as your interests develop.

Microbiology Major Guides

How can the Major Guides help me navigate my major? The Microbiology Major Guides are ready reference tools that give you the basics about the degree: academics, skill building, and career opportunities. Learn about internships, undergraduate research, academic honors programs, scholarships, and study abroad programs. Use the Major Guides to hone your academic and career plans, making the most of your undergraduate experience.

View the Microbiology B.A. Major Guide View the Microbiology B.S. Major Guide