Find new ways to prevent and treat disease to improve the health of people, plants, animals and the environment. A Bachelor of Science in microbiology from the University of Arizona prepares you to apply systems thinking and develop solutions to protect our planet and its inhabitants from microbial threats.
Our microbiology major is ideal for students pursuing careers in medicine, veterinary care and scientific research.
Why Major in Microbiology?
Studying small microorganisms can make a difference on a big scale, including leading to life-saving innovations. You’ll gain a solid foundation in modern biology and explore how microorganisms interact with their surroundings. You’ll research microbes such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa to investigate how some organisms live in symbiotic relationships with host organisms while others cause disease.
The microbiology major is a popular option for students who plan to pursue careers in medicine, veterinary health, pharmacy and nursing, or continue on to graduate school programs.
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