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Applied and Environmental Microbiology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (ARWU) , WV,
The major in applied and environmental microbiology is ideal for students desiring a career at the forefront of human and plant health, industry, food science, and the environment.

About

The major in applied and environmental microbiology is ideal for students desiring a career at the forefront of human and plant health, industry, food science, and the environment. In this curriculum, future professional microbiologists are prepared with basic backgrounds in the areas of microbial ecology, environmental microbiology, soil microbiology, public health microbiology of food and water, plant pathology, and molecular biology.

With supporting coursework in such areas as organic chemistry, biochemistry, genetics, plant science, soil science, physics, calculus, and statistics students will be well prepared for employment, further educational training at the graduate level, or for professional school (medical and dental school).

Employment opportunities include: environmental laboratories (federal, state, and private); pharmaceutical industry; food industry (food production and food safety); and clinical laboratories in the health care industry. This major requires 120 total hours.

Upon completion of the major the students should be able to:

  • Communicate effectively about microorganisms and their impact in and on the environment.
  • Isolate and identify microorganisms from a variety of environments.
  • Use a variety of methods to determine nutritional strategies and physiology of microorganisms.
  • Determine and consult on the cause, and propose solutions for, problems involving microorganisms.
  • Assist in managing medical and environmental laboratories and consulting services that diagnose and solve microbiological problems and develop opportunities in microbiology.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Professions in Agriculture
  • Fundamentals of Chemistry
  • Applied Calculus 
  • Introductory Biochemistry
  • Principles of Soil Science
  • Organic Chemistry

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    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:

    500

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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.

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Academic Requirements

To be considered for freshman admission, you must successfully complete the following high school unit requirements:

  • 4 units of English including grammar, composition and literature.
  • 4 units of college preparatory mathematics. Three units must include Algebra I and II and Plane Geometry plus an additional math unit. Select majors may require a fourth math considered to be higher than Algebra II.
  • 3 units of social studies including U.S. History.
  • 3 units of science. ALL units must be laboratory science. Recommended units include: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy and Environmental Science.
  • 2 units of a foreign language which must be for the same language. American Sign Language is acceptable for this requirement.
  • 1 unit of fine arts. Recommended units include: Music, Band, Art, Theater, Dance, Drama and Performance.

In addition to the high school unit requirements listed above, you must meet the following requirements based on your residency. Please note: Meeting these requirements does not guarantee admission to the Morgantown campus.
  • West Virginia residents: must have at least a 2.0 cumulative high school GPA and either a super scored ACT composite of 19 or a super scored Math and Critical Reading SAT total of 910 (pre-March 2016 test sitting) or a super scored Evidence Based Reading/Writing and Math Section score of 990 (post-March 2016 test sitting). SAT scores will not be super scored across pre-March scores and post-March scores. 
  • Nonresidents: must have at least a 2.5 cumulative high school GPA and either a super scored ACT composite of 21 or a super scored Math and Critical Reading SAT total of 990 (pre-March 2016 test sitting) or a super scored Evidence Based Reading/Writing and Math Section score of 1070 (post-March 2016 test sitting). SAT scores will not be super scored across pre-March sittings and post-March sittings.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    937 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 937 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    937 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 937 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    333 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 333 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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*Cost Per Credit Hour Up to 12 Hours

Living costs for Morgantown

  • 775 - 1290 USD/month
    Living Costs

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