Graduate student researcher
Microbiology at Miami
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Microbiology at Miami
Undergraduate researcher
Microbiology at Miami
Graduate student researcher
Microbiology at Miami
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Microbiology at Miami
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Microbiology at Miami
Undergraduate researcher
Microbiology at Miami
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Microbiology at Miami

Building Your Career

A major in Microbiology offers tools to help build your career

Choices in MajorsCold-adapted algae as biofuels

Our department offers majors in both Microbiology, and Medical Laboratory Science, and minors in Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics. You can earn a B.S. degree in the Medical Laboratory Science major, and either a B.S. or A.B. degree in the Microbiology major.

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Student in medical bacteriology

Choices in course selection

You can tailor your courses to your career interests. We offer a wide range of course selections for both B.S. and A.B. degrees that support careers in Biomedical Science, Microbial Ecology, Genetics & Bioinformatics, and Cellular & Molecular Biology, so that you can design your own combination of courses to best suit your needs.

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Opportunities for undergraduate researchDr. Actis and President Hodge looking on as an undergraduate performs an experiment

Get the most out of your undergraduate microbiology training by getting involved in undergraduate research. Explore the range of research programs conducted by Microbiology faculty and their students.

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How you can find out more

While you are visiting our campus, if you would like to visit with a faculty advisor to discuss what the Department of Microbiology has to offer, email us at microbiology@MiamiOH.edu, and we'll schedule an appointment.