Graduates from this emphasis will be prepared to enter a graduate program in microbiology or biotechnology. It would be an excellent emphasis for a premedical student interested in infectious disease. In addition, the laboratory-rich aspect of this emphasis will prepare a graduate for becoming a microbiology/biotechnology laboratory technician. Because it is impossible to design one curriculum to fulfill the requirements of every graduate school or laboratory, it is the student's responsibility, in consultation with an advisor, to see that the requirements are fulfilled for the particular school(s)/job(s) in which the student is interested. This emphasis, although directed, allows sufficient flexibility to accommodate specific requirements that various programs may have.
Program Advisors: A. Nieuwkoop, D. Burg, S. Hecht, D. Graham, A. Baxter, D. Thomas
Microbiology Program Requirements
Nutrition Sciences Emphasis
Graduates from this emphasis will be prepared to pursue graduate training in many disciplines within the biomedical sciences, especially nutrition or physiology. Students who wish to become a Registered Dietician can do so by completing an accredited didactic program in dietetics at the graduate level and an approved dietetic internship program. The nutrition emphasis also offers outstanding preparation for premedical or pre-physician assistant students who are interested in understanding the mechanisms by which diet influences health and disease. In addition, this emphasis will prepare graduates for career opportunities as a laboratory technician. Because it is impossible to design one curriculum to fulfill the requirements of every graduate school or career choice, it is the student’s responsibility, in consultation with an advisor, to see that requirements are met for the graduate schools or careers in which the student is interested.
Program Advisors: S. Nizielski, C. Nochera, D. Lown