Microbiology Undergraduate Program

Lab classInterested in the study of small things that have a big impact?   Interested in pre-health but not sure what field you want to pursue? Then Microbiology may be the place for you, an employable major with many career options.  Iowa State University offers

  • Extensive hands-on lab experiences that develop problem solving & technical skills used in a variety of professional careers.
  • Application of science to issues in the modern world
  • Excellent preparation for 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