Microbiology

Microbiology involves the study of micro-organisms including bacteria, fungi and viruses. Microbiology courses deal with microbial processes that influence the health of humans, animals and plants, microbes that have environmental impact, and those with industrial uses. Senior laboratory courses provide hands-on training in molecular biology and biochemical techniques as well as chemical analysis.


So you'd like to study microbiology.
Are you more interested in...


exploring microorganisms
, specifically:

  • what they are,
  • their evolutionary history,
  • and their functions and roles in ecosystems.

Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology


an emphasis on:

  • bacterial function,
  • structure,
  • and biochemistry.

Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology

Microbiology careers

Microbiology opens a wide choice of career options. Areas of career opportunities include:

  • diagnostics,
  • food quality control,
  • research,
  • and any area of industry that produces enzymes, drugs and vaccines, or antimicrobial sera.


ADVISORS
Last names beginning with letter A-L
George Owttrim (g.owttrim@ualberta.ca)
 
Last names beginning with letter M-Z
Yan Boucher (yboucher@ualberta.ca)

Program Admissions

REMINDER: You must use the program planner for the year you most recently entered the program.

2017-2018

2016-2017 

2015-2016 

2014-2015 

2013-2014