Biology is the study of life. Microbiology focuses on those organisms too small to see with the naked eye.

Microorganisms were the first living things on Earth, and they remain the most abundant and the most diverse of all organisms. Microorganisms cause diseases of plants, animals and humans, and play critical roles in biogeochemical cycles and bioremediation, and are also important in the food and biotechnology industries.

As a microbiologist, students will be on the cutting edge of developments in industrial production processes, public health, biotechnology, and drug discovery. The Microbiology major prepares students for a variety of careers in the fields of microbiology, molecular biology, biotechnology, and health related professions, and for graduate and professional studies in areas such as medical microbiology, industrial microbiology, environmental microbiology, microbial biotechnology, and molecular biology.

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