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Studying Microbiology at Weber State

Microbiology is a versatile science degree that prepares you for a career with a government agency or private organization, and opens the door to pursuing an advanced professional degree in medicine or science.

Microbiology Highlights

The microbiology department offers diverse courses and small classes taught by PhD-holding faculty members. These classes combine classroom learning with hands-on learning experiences.

Beyond the Classroom

In the microbiology department, you are invited to join one or both of the department’s two active student organizations: the American Society for Microbiology and Alpha Sigma Mu, the microbiology club.

Carlie Benson

Class of 2011

“The professors I worked with on my undergraduate research project were more than just research advisors. They took me under their wings and truly went above and beyond to lead me to success.”

What You’ll Learn at Weber

Develop the research skills and scientific background that you will need to excel in an advanced academic program or scientific career.

A Weber State degree in microbiology gives you a strong foundation in:

  • Microorganisms
  • Immunology
  • Biochemistry
  • Physiology

What You Can Do after Weber

A degree in microbiology prepares you for a future as a microbiologist at a government agency or with a private organization. You are also well-prepared to pursue medical, dental or physician’s assistant school.

Job titles include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Bacteriologist
  • Biochemist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Environmental scientists
  • Geneticists
  • Science writers

Career & Salary Outlook

Common careers for microbiology
graduates in the U.S. and Utah

Descriptions, job outlook, salary information and more ... 
(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, utahfutures.org)

Faculty Perspective

  • Matthew Crook

    “Microbes play a role in health and in disease. We can use them to clean up oil spills and to create medicine. And we probably haven't even identified 1% of them, so there's still a great deal to learn.”

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