Consider a major in Microbiology
Even though the organisms we study are too small to see without a microscope, they have a big impact on our daily lives. Check out some of the reasons that choosing to major in Microbiology can help you get the most out of your Miami Experience.
What you can do with a major in Microbiology
Students receiving degrees in either Microbiology or Medical Laboratory Science are well prepared for careers in almost any field in medicine and biology, and in every sector of the economy: universities, colleges, schools, hospitals, government agencies (CDC, EPA, NASA), congress, industry (biotechnology, food safety, and pharmaceutical), business (patent law), and communications (medical writers).
These degrees also serve as an excellent stepping-stone to medical school (the requirements for a major in Microbiology are virtually the same as those which will qualify students to apply to Medical, Dental and Veterinary School).
Whether you are interested in research in biomedical or environmental fields, in industry or academia, a major in microbiology can provide the background and experience you need.
How a major in Microbiology will help you
Choices in Majors
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.
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.
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.