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Major & Minor Degrees

Department of Microbiology Major & Minor Degrees

B.S. in Microbiology

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with a major in Microbiology is a liberal arts degree.  This is not a pre-professional degree, but it does prepare students for professional programs.  Students who are interested in graduate programs, health sciences (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, optometry, public health) and veterinary medicine will complete most of the pre-requisites necessary to enter those programs while working towards completion of the Microbiology major.  In addition, our students will be prepared to apply to entry-level technical positions in a variety of settings, including university, hospital, government, biotechnology, and other industries. 

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Minor in Microbiology

As a second major, microbiology can add competence in logic, critical analysis, and effective writing to the specialized knowledge offered in your other major and appreciably increase your chances in the job market. There are no residency requirements for the minor in Microbiology. Students must earn a ‘C’ (2.0) or higher in required courses.

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Double Dawgs Program

The Double Dawgs Program was created to give ambitious and motivated students a competitive advantage is today's knowledge economy. By earning both a bachelor's degree and master's degree in five years or less, students can save time and money while positioning themselves for success after graduation.

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