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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

May 5, 2017

The Microbiology program is seeking peer mentors for the 2017-2018 school year.  Please see the job description page and return the completed application to or deliver to Room 207 Science 1 by May 15, 2017

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.