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Microbiology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (ARWU) Clemson, SC, United States
Influenza! Plague! Ebola! You’ve seen them in the movies and on TV — microbes are everywhere. But did you also know that microbes helped in the Gulf oil spill? That one day your car may run on gas produced by microbes? That fungi produces antibiotics that may one day save your life? Microbiology majors take a closer look at all these issues and more. Are you interested in infectious disease? 
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Overview

At Clemson, you can pursue a general microbiology degree or you can choose to do a major concentration in biomedicine. If you choose to follow the general microbiology curriculum, you’ll take one class in each of these three areas — environmental, food and industrial microbiology. Microbiologists seek to describe and characterize organisms in structure, function and processes of reproduction, growth and death at cellular and molecular levels. They are also interested in the ecology of microbes and the interaction with higher-level organisms.

Fast Facts
  • Clemson is home to a world-class, advanced light imaging facility that supports education and research.
  • Undergraduate research opportunities are available in medicine, biofuels, bioremediation and more.
  • Our graduates go on to medical, dental and pharmacy school as well as graduate school for their Ph.D.
  • We offer a concentration in biomedicine, which is great for students planning to pursue a career in the medical field.
With a wide choice of electives, the microbiology curriculum allows you the flexibility to take courses for a minor in a different discipline, which will help you prepare for a career in your specific interest area. Just as important, your course load allows ample time for you to conduct research and pursue internship opportunities. You can choose to pursue a general microbiology degree or you can choose to do a major concentration in biomedicine.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Frontiers in Biology 
  • Microbes and Human Affairs
  • Principles of Biology 
  • General Chemistry
  • Intro. to Human Comm.
  • Public Speaking
  • Calculus of One Variable 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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General Requirements

For freshman applicants, the following factors are considered for acceptance:

  • Class standing
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT or ACT)
  • High school curriculum
  • Grades
  • Choice of major

Recommended High School Curriculum 

  • English — 4 credits
  • Mathematics — 3 credits
  • Laboratory Science — 3 credits
  • Foreign Language — 3 credits
  • Social Sciences — 3 credits
  • Other — 2 credits
  • Physical Education/ROTC — 1 credit
  • Fine Arts – 1 credit

Tuition Fee

  • International

    34590 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34590 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    34590 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34590 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    14708 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14708 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Clemson

  • 1104 - 1930 USD/month
    Living Costs

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