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Microbiology and Immunology, B.Sc.

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In our Microbiology and Immunology program, you’ll study how bacteria, viruses and other pathogens interact to help and hinder the body’s ability to fight illness.  


You’ll pair deep knowledge of the biomedical sciences and disease systems with hands-on, student-centered laboratory projects designed to test your technical and problem-solving capabilities. The expertise you gain prepares you for a career as a researcher in a medical lab as well as with pharmaceutical and biotech companies. 

We give you the tools to understand and respond to the current issues facing the scientific and health care communities, from the effects of MRSA and other antibiotic-resistant bacteria to the rapid spread of E. coli and other food-borne illnesses in restaurant chains. This major also gives you the option to enroll in the premedical studies program, which fulfills many prerequisites for graduate medical, physician assistant, dental and physical therapy programs.  

A two-semester research experience, performed in a lab setting under the guidance of a faculty mentor, culminates in a formal presentation of your findings. Third- and fourth-year students also may have the opportunity for internships and part-time summer work in regional biotech and pharmaceutical firms, as well as government labs. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date The deadline for freshman applications for Fall admission is February 1. Undergraduate Spring Semester Entry: 15 November.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Molecular and Cell Biology and Genetics
    • General Chemistry II
    • General Chemistry II Lab
    • Academic Writing and Research
    • General Microbiology
    • General Microbiology Lab
    • Organic Chemistry I
    • Organic Chemistry I Lab
    • General Physics I
    • General Physics I Lab
    • Organic Chemistry II
    • Organic Chemistry II Lab
    • General Physics II
    • General Physics II Lab
    • Pathogenic Microbiology
    • Pathogenic Microbiology Lab
    • Biochemistry I
    • Biochemistry Lab I
    • Microbiology Research

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • High School Transcript
  • A personal essay on a topic of particular meaning and interest to you should tell us who you are, and speak to your values, goals, and aspirations as a student
  • A letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, or others reflect your dedication and work ethic
  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of mathematics (4 for Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Nursing and Physician Assistant applicants)
  • 3 or more years of science (4 years required for applicants to the Schools of Nursing and Health Sciences)
  • 2 years of social science and foreign language
  • 3 academic electives

Tuition Fee

  • International

    45540 USD/year
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  • National

    45540 USD/year
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Living costs for Hamden

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


All admitted freshmen are given consideration for merit-based scholarships and recipients are notified in their letter of acceptance.

All students must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for all forms of financial aid. The FAFSA can be filed online.

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