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Microbiology Undergraduate Program

Lab classInterested 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. Read more about

Recent News

June 8, 2017

David Couri showcases his poster project.  Honors students presented their research at the Spring Poster Presentation and Reception that was held in the Great Hall on April 26.  Most of the students presenting were Spring/Summer 2017 graduating Honors students.

March 16, 2017

Congratulations to Robert Hubert, Microbiology Teaching Laboratory Coordinator, for receiving a Professional and Scientific Excellence Award.

March 16, 2017

Welcome to Susan Cramer a new undergraduate Microbiology Adviser.

March 16, 2017

Welcome to Dr. Crystal Brillhart teaching Microbiology 201L and Microbiology 302L.