As you pursue your undergraduate degree in microbiology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, keep in mind that your success is important to us. Contact us if you have questions, or need guidance with your educational and career plans.
Your microbiology degree will prepare you for a variety of careers, as well as graduate or medical school. Our microbiology program provides educational opportunities in various areas of microbiology, and you will gain helpful laboratory experience.
Electives within this major are flexible, letting you develop a program of studies that best meets your personal goals. Keep in mind that several classes are offered just once a year, so plan accordingly to make sure you get the classes that you need and interest you.
Potential careers in microbiology are diverse and interdisciplinary. To accommodate this, you can use electives within the undergraduate microbiology major to direct your course of study to match your particular interests and goals.
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