The Microbiology B.S. degree trains students who plan to pursue careers as professional microbiologists in health, environmental, governmental, or industrial laboratories. It also provides the foundation for those who wish to attend medical, dental, or optometry schoolor pursue graduate training in microbiologyand related fields.
The Microbiology B.S. includes significant coursework in organic and inorganic chemistry, physics and math. Many Microbiology B.S. majors participate in independent research with faculty members. Because chemistry is a prerequisite for many upper-level microbiology courses, students are urged to begin chemistry as soon as possible.
Students should consult the Biology advising office to plan a coherent program.