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Did you know there are more microbes on one person's hand than there are people on the planet? Given that little tidbit, if your heart beats a little faster when you get down to those real nitty gritty, infinitesimal, miniscule things in life, you just might be a microbiology major. 

Accuracy, precision, and killer observation skills are what you'll develop throughout this program. Microorganisms, many too small to be seen with the naked eye, are what you'll study. Many are harmless and even help sustain life on this planet; some can cause disease and death. You'll find your niche among them all and be prepped for an amazing career in medicine, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, agriculture, or the food industry, just to name a few.


See specific details about our majors and minors.

Comprehensive Microbiology Major

60 credits/no minor required

The microbiology comprehensive major provides more in-depth exposure to topics in microbiology including virology, immunology, and bacteriology. It is excellent preparation for careers in health science, industry, and for graduate training in microbiology and related fields. Requires completion of the core, the required credits as listed below, and biology electives to total at least 60 credits.

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To change your major to microbiology, please contact the Biology Department using the information below, and they will help you get going!

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