Microbiology is the study of microscopic organisms such as bacteria, fungi, viruses, and other microbes. Microbes have a daily effect on our lives, and are directly related to current issues such as food safety, infectious diseases, biofuels and bioenergy, environmental biology, and bioterrorism.
The undergraduate microbiology major at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is offered through both the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) and the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR).
There are four different areas of specialization within the major, so you can focus on the particular areas of microbiology that most interest you and are the best fit for your career path.
A bachelor of science degree in microbiology will prepare you for a variety of careers, or you may choose to pursue an advanced degree at a graduate or medical school.
Welcome to UNL's microbiology program. You're on your way to a promising future!
Areas of Specialization
- Clinical and veterinary microbiology (including medical, dental, and other health related areas)
- Food microbiology
- Biotechnology and industrial microbiology
- Applied and environmental microbiology
A microbiology degree prepares you for a variety of careers, including :
- medical, dental, veterinary, public health and pharmaceutical careers
- research and development positions in academic, government, or private industry laboratories
- environmental careers
- positions in emerging fields such as biofuels and bioenergy
- food industry and food safety
- forensic science
- industrial product development and/or quality control and testing
- technical service and sales
- technical writing for scientific companies and publications
Microbiology News and Opportunities
- June 28, 2013
Application for graduation deadline.
Click here to go to the Graduation Application website for more info.
- Congratulations to Michael Stewart on his upcoming graduation from UNL with a double major in Biochemistry and Microbiology with Highest Distinction.