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
Contact:
Athens:
Lawrence Shimkets
Professor
shimkets@uga.edu
(706) 542-2681

Athens:
Caroline Piotrowski
Academic Advisor
(706) 542-4195
eolyn@uga.edu

Griffin:
Faye Chatman
Program Director
Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
Griffin Campus
fcasgrif@uga.edu
(770) 229-3016
   
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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. The department also provides intensive laboratory courses and independent research opportunities.
 
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Career Opportunities: A major in Microbiology represents a suitable program of study for graduate school in Microbiology and 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.
Expectations
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. Prerequisites are BIOL 1108-1108L and CHEM 2211. BCMB (BIOL) (CHEM) 3100 must be taken prior to, or concurrently with, MIBO 3500. There are no placement examinations or mandatory co-curricular activities.
Additional Fees: Fees: MIBO 2500L ($40), MIBO 3000L ($40), MIBO 3510L/7510L ($100), and MIBO 4600L/6600L ($75).
Available Graduate Programs: M.S. and Ph.D. programs throughout the world.
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