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- Our graduates go on to medical, dental and pharmacy school as well as graduate school for their Ph.D.
- You’ll have access to the world-class electron microscopy facility and high-tech Nikon-sponsored light microscopy facility.
- We offer a concentration in biomedicine as well as emphasis areas in environmental, food and industrial microbiology.
- Undergraduate research opportunities are available in medicine, biofuels, bioremediation and more.
Influenza! Plague! Ebola! You’ve seen it in the movies and on TV — microbes are everywhere. But did you also know that microbes helped in the Gulf oil spill? That one day your car may run on gas produced by microbes? That fungi produces antibiotics that may one day save your life? Microbiology majors take a closer look at all these issues and more. Are you interested in infectious disease? We offer a concentration in biomedicine as well as emphasis areas in environmental, food and industrial microbiology. Microbiologists seek to describe and characterize organisms in structure, function and processes of reproduction, growth and death at cellular and molecular levels. They are also interested in the ecology of microbes and the interaction with higher-level organisms.