Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Contact Person:

Dr. Duncan Krause



Description of the Program

Students in our program are broadly trained in biological, chemical and physical sciences. Following introductory courses in biology and chemistry, students explore advanced topics in the physiology, genetics, pathogenesis and ecology of microorganisms. As you browse our site you will have the opportunity to discover the quality and diversity of our program. You will find out about our degree program, faculty, staff, students, research opportunities, seminar series, and other information of interest. We currently have about 220 undergraduate majors in the department. Many of our graduating students go on to medical, dental, pharmacy or graduate school at some of the most prestigious professional and graduate schools in the nation.

Career Opportunities

The program prepares students for professional programs in health sciences (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, optometry, public health), veterinary medicine, graduate programs in the life sciences, and entry-level technical positions in a variety of settings, including university, hospital, government, biotechnology, and other industries. Click here to learn more about career opportunities that are available with a B.S. in Microbiology.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Students in the program are not required to conduct undergraduate research but are encouraged to do so. There are opportunities for students to participate in undergraduate research within the Microbiology Department or within other departments on campus.