Microbiology explores the world of organisms too small to be seen without the aid of a microscope, such as bacteria, archaea, fungi, protozoans, microalgae, and viruses.  Research in this area focuses on cell biology, ecology, evolution, applied microbial biotechnology, and pathogenesis.  Courses in this subdiscipline address grand challenges such as pandemics and antibiotic resistance.

The Biology Departement also offers a concentration in microbiology, click here to learn more

If you have any questions about this subdiscipline, please feel free to contact Dr. Louie Wurch or Dr. Kyle Seifert

Relevant Courses
  • BIO 203 Viral Discovery
  • BIO 204 Viral Genome and Bioinformatics
  • BIO 245 General Microbiology
  • BIO 246 Microbiology Seminar
  • BIO 343 Immunology
  • BIO 343 Immunology Lab
  • BIO 348 Medical Microbiology
  • BIO 348L Medical Microbiology Lab
  • BIO 346 Bacterial Discovery Lab
  • BIO 387 Environmental Biology
  • BIO 387L Environmental Biology Lab
  • BIO 420 Medical Parasitology*
  • BIO 420L Medical Parasitology Lab
  • BIO 444 Virology
  • BIO 447 Evolution and Ecology of Infectious Disease
  • BIO 484 Aquatic Microbiology*

*This course fulfill the BIO upper-level elective requirement of an Organismal Diversity course. 

Please reference the online course catalog for all official requirments. 

  • Food scientist or technologist
  • Personal Care Product and Cosmetic Scientist and Technologist
  • Pharmaceutical Scientist and Technologist
  • Water Quality Laboratory Technician
  • Bench scientist
  • Quality assurance and control technician

To learn more about careers in Biology, check out our Career Guide for Biology Majors!

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