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.
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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.