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Microbiology Major

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.

Small Subjects, Big Results

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.

Why University of the Sciences Should Be Your First Choice

  • The McNeil Science and Technology Center offers you access to labs, equipment, and resources that are at the forefront of science.
  • Strong cross-disciplinary interaction offers the chance to work closely with students and faculty in the forensic science, bioinformatics, physics, computer sciences, pharmacology/toxicology and chemistry programs.
  • Academic and research strengths that allow you to succeed in the competitive international environment.
  • Many opportunities to do primary investigative research early in your undergraduate program; in fact, you’ll be encouraged to engage in such work under direct faculty supervision.
  • The forensic science program at University of the Sciences offers a unique, multidisciplinary curriculum that is fully integrated into the microbiology major, an approach preferred by employers.
  • Many faculty members have colleagues or acquaintances within the academic, governmental and private industry arenas, providing a rich array of contacts for you.
  • You get unparalleled access to our faculty, outstanding educators and researchers eager to facilitate achieving your goals and provide opportunities for hands-on research.
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