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Other/Related Variations

·       Applied Microbiology

·       Evolution & Ecology

·       Global Disease Biology

·       Immunology & Infectious Disease

·       Medical Microbiology

·       Microbial Diversity

·       Microbial Physiology & Molecular Genetics



Degree Type/Duration

·       Associate’s Degree (2 years)

·       Bachelors’ Degree (4 years)

·       Master’s Degree (Varies)

·       Doctorate Degree (Varies)




Students looking to understand microorganisms and their relationships with other organisms often pursue a microbiology degree. Microbiology programs prepares students to apply knowledge of microbiology in medicine, agriculture, or other various industries.


Coursework may cover the following areas: Microbiology, Biology, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Statistics, Biochemistry, Laboratory, Molecular Cell Biology, Bacteriology, Parastiology, Insects, Genetics & Genomics, Virology, Foodborne Hazards, Physiology, Immunology, Food Microbiology, Food and Health, Mathematics




·       Biomedical

·       Business

·       Environmental Science



Potential Career Paths


·       Animal Geneticist

·       Fermentation Scientist

·       Food Safety Specialist

·       Microbiologist

·       Plant Geneticist

·       Plant Pathologist

·       Research and Development Manager

·       Research Technician



Additional Opportunities/Recommendations

·       Additional certifications available

·       Hands-on experience (example: growing cultures)

·       Internship or work experience related to science

·       Laboratory or research experience

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