The BS in microbiology degree program is among only a few in the mid-Atlantic region and meets the guidelines set forth by the American Society for Microbiology. The curriculum is structured but flexible enough to provide you with the opportunity to emphasize options in clinical, environmental, and basic/applied microbiology. You will also gain additional exposure to the natural and physical sciences and humanities, plus independent study and/or directed research.
Microbiology is the study of the smallest organisms, such as bacteria, algae, fungi, protozoa, and viruses, plus their activities. As a microbiologist, you will study microbes to solve practical problems pertaining to health and medicine, prevention or treatment of infectious diseases, food production and preservation, and production of alternative energy sources. You also may use biotechnology to advance knowledge of cell reproduction, genomic structure and human disease.
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