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Microbiology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (ARWU) Norman, OK, United States
The Department of Microbiology and Plant Biology from the University of Oklahoma has successful faculty who are not only nationally and internationally recognized for their research programs, but are also committed to providing a quality undergraduate learning experience for all of our majors.
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Overview

Our degrees are designed to provide the training needed for our graduates to be successful in diverse future careers.

Why get a degree in Microbiology from the University of Oklahoma?

Microbiologists work in hospitals, universities, medical schools, government laboratories, and almost every industry, specializing in a wide variety of areas, from agriculture to the space industry.  Our microbiology degrees are designed to promote development of the scientific, analytical, and problem-solving skills needed for our students to excel in these careers, as well as providing great preparation for and placement in medical, professional, and graduate schools.

Here are just a few of the many career options for microbiology degree holders, either directly or in combination with another degree:

  • Medical Professions
  • Clinical Microbiologist
  • Science Policy
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Patent Attorney
  • Enviromental Scientist
  • Academic Research
  • Biotechnology Industry
  • Public Health
  • Sales/Technical Represenatative
  • Laboratory Tech
  • Wine/Beer Industry
  • Non-Profits
  • Science Writer
  • Pharmaceutical Industry

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fund. of Microbiology Laboratory 
  • Fund. of Microbiology
  • Pathogenic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
  • Intro. to Molecular Biology
  • Physiology of Microorganisms
  • Capstone in Microbiology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Submit either the OU Application, Common Application, or Coalition Application. This includes a $40, non-refundable application fee for domestic applicants.
  • Official high school transcript that reflects at least six semesters of work completed and includes your GPA computed on an unweighted 4.0 scale and your class rank
  • Official test scores to us through ACT and/or The College Board. Your test scores may also be included on your official high school transcript
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Official copies of any AP or CLEP test scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    27727 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27727 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    12346 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12346 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Norman

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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