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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 industry, 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 Ph.D-holding faculty members. These classes combine classroom learning with hands-on learning experiences. Students have the opportunity to work with state of the art equipment, present research at scientific meetings and co-author scientific papers.

Beyond the Classroom

In the microbiology department, you are invited to join the WSU American Society for Microbiology Student Chapter. This student-run club hosts a variety of social, educational and career-oriented activities.

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.

You'll have a strong foundation in microbiology, virology, biotechnology, immunology, biochemistry, physiology and public health.

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:

  • Biotechnologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Food scientist
  • Environmental scientists
  • Science writer

If you have questions, contact a WSU Career Advisor.

Faculty Perspective

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.

Matthew Crook