Microbiology (also offered at Griffin) - B.S.

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Degree & Major: Microbiology (also offered at Griffin) - B.S.
College Name: Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
Department Name: Microbiology
Lawrence Shimkets
(706) 542-2681
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Degree Requirements

College-wide Requirements

University-wide Requirements

Description: The Department of Microbiology offers courses in general microbiology, prokaryotic biology, pathogenic microbiology, bacterial genetics, environmental microbiology and biotechnology. Although a laboratory experience is included with some of these courses, the department also provides intensive laboratory courses.

Career Opportunities: A major in microbiology represents a suitable program of study for graduate school in a number of related disciplines such as Biochemistry, Genetics, Ecology, or Molecular Biology. The major is especially suitable for pre-medical, pre-dental and pre-veterinary students. Positions as laboratory technicians are also available to graduated majors in academia, industry, and government, with salaries ranging as high as $65,000 with a B.S. degree.
of Transfer Students:
The initial courses in microbiology are MIBO 3500 and MIBO 3510L. It is recommended that these courses be taken at this University, preferably in the first semester of the third year. Introductory microbiology courses taken elsewhere are usually not accepted. Prerequisites are BIOL 1108-1108L and CHEM 2211. It is recommended that BCMB (BIOL) (CHEM) 3100 be taken prior to, or concurrently with, MIBO 3500. There are no placement examinations or mandatory co-curricular activities.
Additional Fees: Fee cards for MIBO 2500L ($40), MIBO 3000L ($40), MIBO 3510L ($100), and MIBO 4600L ($75) must be purchased at the bookstore.
Available Graduate Programs: M.S. and Ph.D. programs throughout the world.