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Microbiology encompasses the study of viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasitic protozoa: organisms that inhabit every corner of our biosphere, and whose impact on human affairs, both positive and negative, is immense. Understanding the biology of microbes has important applications in biotechnology, medicine, public health, and ecology.
The bachelor of science in microbiology provides a strong foundational preparation in genetics, biochemistry, physics, and mathematics. These courses in the field focus on critical thinking, research methods, and hands-on laboratory experience.
Students are provided with the foundational tools necessary to progress into subsequent graduate academic programs at the master's and doctorate levels in a variety of disciplines including microbiology, cell and molecular biology, genetics, and biochemistry.
The degree can also be tailored to meet the needs of students planning on entering into professional programs medical, dental, or other health professions after completion of their undergraduate degree.
All undergraduate students begin their academic career on the Allendale Campus.Format:
The curriculum meets the needs of students planning to enter the workforce or applying to graduate school in a variety of science disciplines. Students study a variety of topics, including:
Microbiology is an excellent choice for students interested in a variety of health-related careers or pursuing postgraduate professional degrees. Graduates find careers in areas such as:
This undergraduate degree can be combined with a master's degree to save you time and money, and get you into the workforce sooner. On average, students save $8,500 in our combined degree programs and take up to four fewer classes than if earning the degrees separately.
You can even build your own combined degree from programs in different disciplines to further personalize your education and meet specific career goals.
Visit the Admissions website for undergraduate requirements.