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Applied and Environmental Microbiology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (ARWU) , WV,
This major in Applied and Environmental Microbiology from West Virginia University prepares you for careers related to the environment, healthcare, pharmaceuticals and food production and safety. In the accelerated option, you can earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees in five years.

About

Both beneficial and harmful, microorganisms play important roles in the areas of public health, plant disease, pollution remediation and soil fertility. In fact, there isn’t a single process on Earth that isn’t affected by microbes. This Applied and Environmental Microbiology program from West Virginia University is ideal for students who want to have a career at the forefront of these industries.

Career

Many of the graduates continue onto graduate or professional school (veterinary, medical, dental, pharmacy or public health) while others secure employment in diverse fields including pharmaceutical labs, food inspection and governmental agencies.

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 included:
  • General Microbiology
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Food Microbiology
  • Microbes and Global Change
  • Forest Pest Management

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

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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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

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 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

  • Must have at least a 2.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale for general admission.
  • Must meet English Proficiency or request conditional admission and admission to the Intensive English Program (IEP).
  • Please be advised that some Engineering majors may reach capacity and therefore will be restricted from entry.
  • For direct admission to some colleges and majors, SAT or ACT scores are required and must be sent to WVU directly from the respective testing services. Please review the program requirements. For all other majors, international students are encouraged but not required to submit SAT or ACT scores, if available. SAT/ACT scores are useful for determining scholarship eligibility.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26568 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13284 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    26568 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13284 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    10008 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5004 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Morgantown

  • 775 - 1290 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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