Majors & Degrees
The Microbiology major prepares you for medical and graduate school perquisites as you explore bacteriology, parasitology, mycology, immunology, virology, microbial physiology and microbial genetics. Specialize in Food Safety and Consumer Health, Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Environmental Microbiology, Microbial Genomics and Biotechnology, or Medical Microbiology.
Food Safety and Consumer Health
Study the close relationship between microbes and agricultural crops and food products, and how those microbes inhabit and contaminate food.
Plant Pathology and Microbiology
Explore the critical role that disease-causing microbes, including viruses, bacteria, fungi and nematodes play in limiting crop production.
Study how microbes and microbial products affect human health, the environment and industry.
Microbial Genomics and Biotechnology
Research microbial genes and genome organization, regulation, function and ecology and how they can be used to address human needs such as in the development and production of medications.
Investigate the role of microbes in the human body and how they can both cause and prevent disease.