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Microbiology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #79 (WUR) Minneapolis, MN, United States
The Microbiology major at University of Minnesota prepares students for advanced work in graduate programs in microbiology and related fields and serves as preparation for careers in the health sciences.
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Overview

Microbiology majors at University of Minnesota study the structure, function, and interaction of microbes, which make up 60 percent of the earth's biomass. Regarded by many as the foundation of the biosphere, microbes were likely the first form of life on earth, predating plants and animals by more than three billion years. 

Microbiologists study the role of microbes, such as bacteria, fungi, and viruses in our world. A key goal of microbiologists is to find new ways to use microbes to our advantage, such as engineering bacteria to synthesize cancer drugs or clean up toxic waste sites. Microbiologists find employment in a variety of governmental, industrial, and pharmaceutical fields.

Job Titles

  • Researcher
  • Toxicologist
  • Doctor
  • Science educator
  • Ecologist
  • Biochemist engineer
  • Financial associate
  • Regulatory affairs associate
  • Quality assurance specialist
  • Business analyst

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:

  • Chemical Biology of Enzymes
  • Laboratory in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
  • Molecular Ecology And Ecological Genomics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    59

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General Requirements

  • Completed Application for Admission
  • $55 U.S. nonrefundable application fee
  • High school (9th-12th grade) courses and grades (Required)
  • English proficiency test scores (Required)
  • ACT and/or SAT scores (Optional)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33330 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33330 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    33330 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33330 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    15104 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15104 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Minneapolis

  • 1130 - 2050 USD/month
    Living Costs

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