Interested in the study of small things? Then Microbiology may be the place for you. Iowa State University offers
- Coursework in basic sciences essential to microbiology
- Application of science to issues in the modern world
- Excellent preparation for further study in human medicine and veterinary medicine
- Preparation for employment in a variety of professional settings
- Involvement of professors from across Iowa State University in the Interdepartmental Microbiology Programs
- Degrees in microbiology at both the undergraduate (B.S.) level and graduate (M.S., PhD.) level.
Our mission in the Undergraduate Microbiology Program is to instill a comprehensive understanding of microbiology and its relevance to human society and global health, and to cultivate the concepts and skills necessary to succeed in microbiology-related careers.
Opportunities after graduation might include some of the following:
|Hospitals and public health agencies||International agricultural research centers|
|Biotechnology firms||Government labs (CDC, NADC, USDA)|
|Pharmaceutical and vaccine development companies||Tissue culture and Diagnostic laboratories|
|Agricultural microbiology||Infectious Diseases|
Interested in Human medicine or Veterinary Medicine? A microbiology degree prepares students for further degrees in Dental, Pharmacy, Optometry, Physician Assistant, Medical Lab Scientist, Medical Doctor or Veterinarian. Go to the following links to learn how a Microbiology degree helps prepare you for further education at U of I Medical School or ISU Veterinary School.
The Microbiology Program offers multiple scholarships each year.
The Iowa State University Microbiology Club offers a one day High School Workshop in the fall that incorporates various lab activities and incorporates a Forensics Murder Mystery using microbiology. In the summer, there is a 2 week AgDiscovery residential program for junior high and high school students sponsored by APHIS.
Food safety and Emerging Global Diseases are just a couple minors which fit well with a major in Microbiology. And if a Microbiology major isn't in your plans, we do offer a Microbiology minor.
To request information about the undergraduate or graduate microbiology program at Iowa State University, contact us:
207 Science I
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
Telephone: (515) 294-1630
Fax: (515) 294-6019
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