The Interdepartmental Microbiology Program
Iowa State University offers degrees in microbiology at both the graduate (M.S., Ph.D.) and undergraduate (B.S.) level. The involvement of professors from across Iowa State University in the Interdepartmental Microbiology Programs reflects the richness and diversity of the microbiologists at the university and in the Ames area.
Our mission is to be the Best undergraduate microbiology program, to expose students to the diversity of the microbial world and to provide the theoretical and laboratory education needed to contribute in their chosen field.
The Undergraduate Program will provide students with education in the basic sciences which are essential to microbiology and to the application of science to issues in the modern world. Upon completion of a Bachelor's degree in Microbiology, students should be prepared to enter into the professional community as a microbiologist, or to pursue an advanced degree.
The Interdepartmental Microbiology Programs are administered by the Departments of Animal Science and Plant Pathology with the involvement of professors from a wide range of departments.