Microbiology Major

Harvesting rice for pathogenicity studies of Magnaporthe oryzae, the rice blast pathogen.

Marc Orbach
University of Arizona microbiology lab

Undergraduate microbiologist Darya Anderson processes permafrost samples at a remote Arctic field station.

Undergraduate microbiology researcher Darya Anderson in the field collecting samples in Arctic Sweden to understand carbon cycling in thawing permafrost.

UA Microbiology: Diverse and Cutting-edge

The UA program conveys the excitement of microbiology today - a rapidly evolving, cutting-edge discipline - and provides a well-rounded microbiology education covering bacteriology, parasitology, mycology, immunology, virology, microbial physiology, and microbial genetics.

Program Courses are also designed to fulfill medical and graduate school prerequisites. Instructors are accomplished scientists with first-hand experience doing cutting-edge microbiology research.

As a result, undergraduate research opportunities are available in many Faculty research laboratories, and offer valuable and unique opportunities to work one-on-one with well known scientists on microbiological research (like the students pictured to the right are doing).

Motivated research-minded students can also participate in the undergraduate Microbiology Honors Research Program

Why might you want to study Microbiology, and what careers can you pursue with a microbiology degree?

Interested in Majoring in Microbiology at the UA? 


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