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If you’re interested in microorganisms and their interrelationships with other organisms in nature, or the application of the science of microorganisms in medicine, agriculture and industry, then microbiology is the right major for you. Over the past 10 years, 97% of our graduates have been employed or in graduate programs within 6 months of graduation.

Preparing for graduation and seeking employment? Then visit the CALS Career services page for additional assistance.

Visit the Microbiology Careers page for a quick overview about options in this growing field, or visit the ASM Micro Careers page for a more in-depth explanation. You can also view the Pre-health Professions page to learn how Microbiology prepares you for a variety of specialized fields in the health care field, or visit the ISU Graduate Program in Microbiology page if further study in Microbiology is what you desire.