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“What doesn't kill you makes you throw up”

Why choose this program?

The world we live in is filled with microscopic organisms too small to be seen by the unaided eye. Discover the roles and effects – both good and bad – of bacteria, protozoa, viruses, and certain algae and fungi, and how microbiology has helped us to control or kill the bad microbes and make maximum use of good microbes.

What will I experience?

  • Explore the world of microorganisms and the impacts of microbes in the environment, including the causes of infectious diseases
  • Utilize microscopes and conduct laboratory experiments
  • Interact with caring and knowledgeable faculty and staff
  • Understand the processes and skills to conduct biological science research

What opportunities might it lead to?

An associate of science degree in microbiology can lead to a variety of employment opportunities in education, government, medicine, and research. It is also the foundation for four-year college studies in the biological sciences.

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Jen Gil
“Microbiology opens your eyes to a lot of new things.” Jennifer Gil