Study viruses, bacteria, archaea, protists, and fungi to fight infectious disease, advance biotechnology, and improve environmental quality.
Academic Highlights: The curriculum offers undergraduate and graduate students focused training in microbiology in a small classroom environment with personalized academic advising. More than 90 percent of applied molecular biotechnology MS alumni are placed in biotech companies, research institutions, and PhD programs.
Research Areas: Topics include pathogenic microbiology, environmental microbiology, and microbial biotechnology.
Degrees: BS, PhD, five-year BS/MS, one-year MS in applied molecular biotechnology, two-year MS
- Tenure-track faculty: 9
- Lecturers: 5
- Research faculty: 4
- Postdoctoral research associates: 4
- Undergraduate major students: 200
- Graduate students: 37
Research Awards: $2.9M