Careers for microbiologists exist in academic, clinical, industrial, and governmental settings. Students with a minor in microbiology are well prepared to pursue opportunities in the workforce or in graduate or professional schools. Many students earn advanced degrees in medicine or biology, while others seek employment in the health, pharmaceutical, or biotechnological professions. Students must complete a minimum of 18 credits above the introductory level. Of these 18 credits, a minimum of 12 credits of minor coursework must be completed in addition to any courses (required courses or program electives) included in the major curriculum.
Interested students should apply to the minor program early in their academic career, usually by the fifth semester of college work, but no later than the end of the drop/add period of the first semester of their last year of didactic work.
For more information on applying for and completing a minor, please see Minors in the Academics section of this catalog.