Majors and Programs

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences: Microbiology

Microbiology is the study of living organisms and infectious agents. Microbiologists study the interaction of microorganisms with people, investigating how microbes exist and affect the ecosystem and our lives. As a microbiology major you will study genetics, chemistry, biochemistry, physiology, physics, ecology, and pathology. With a degree in microbiology you may develop vaccines for infectious diseases, test for infections, conduct research to determine how microorganisms cause disease, harness microbes to recycle waste, improve plant and animal health, or make food taste better and prevent spoilage. Your degree will prepare you for professional study in veterinary or human medicine or for a career in medical lab sciences, food safety or biotechnology.

Related Curriculums

Biological Sciences
Premedical and Health Sciences
  Preveterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences
The Environment
The Expanding World of Agriculture and Life Sciences

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