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Microbiology, B.Sc.

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University rank #301 (ARWU) , VT,
The Microbiology program offered by the University of Vermont is unique at UVM because it exists within two colleges: the Robert Larner, MD, College of Medicine (LCOM) and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS).

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It also allows undergraduates to have research opportunities in laboratories doing biomedical research in the LCOM and prepares you to go on to study for an advanced M.D. or Ph.D. degree in medicine, biotechnology, microbiology, and biochemistry.

Small classes, hands-on/intensive classroom laboratory experiences, and a strong commitment to undergraduate advising give students many opportunities to interact with the faculty, including a first-year colloquium in which students meet directly with the faculty to discuss on-going research projects and contemporary issues in microbiology and molecular genetics. 

Undergraduates are encouraged to get involved in cutting-edge research projects in the department and the College of Medicine in such areas as DNA repair, infectious diseases, bioinformatics, structural biology, developmental genetics, and other fields. Internship opportunities outside of UVM with the nearby hospital, University of Vermont Medical Center, and the Department of Health, for example, are also available to pre-med students (Internship Guidelines). 85% of our majors take advantage of either research or internship opportunities. 

Microbiology majors at the University of Vermont are uniquely qualified to explore career options in bioinformatics, biomedical ethics, genetic counseling, secondary school science teaching, or something as divergent as patent law. Our graduates have an excellent track record of admittance into top-notch medical and graduate schools and/or in acquiring high-paying laboratory research jobs upon graduation. 

So, if you are interested in attending Medical or Graduate School in the Biomedical Sciences, or want a high-paying job in the biopharmaceutical industry after graduation, then a Microbiology or Molecular Genetics major is where you should be!!

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • First-Year Colloquium for MMG
  • Unseen Worlds – Microbes and You 
  • Microbiology (Nursing Students)
  • Microbiology and Infectious Disease 
  • Introduction to Recombinant DNA technology 
  • Molecular Cell Biology 
  • Biochemistry (1 semester) 
  • Molecular Cloning Lab 
  • Mammalian Cell & Molecular Biology Lab 
  • Prokaryotic Molecular Genetics 
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Clinical Microbiology – Bacteriology
  • Immunology
  • Eukaryotic Virology
  • Advanced Studies on Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • Programming for Bioinformatics
  • Methods in Bioinformatics
  • Genetics & Genomics
  • Macromolecular Structures of Proteins & Nucleic Acids
  • Internships; Teaching Assistants
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Advanced Undergraduate Research 

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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Academic Requirements

  • Official secondary school transcript sent directly to Admissions by your high school
  • Official translation of transcripts if not already in English
  • First quarter grades or mid-year grades if available
  • One letter of recommendation is required

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Tuition Fee

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    1674 USD/credit
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    664 USD/credit
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Living costs for Burlington

  • 1269 - 1890 USD/month
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