Undergraduate student works in microbiology science lab at the University of Idaho.

B.S. Microbiology

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College of Business and Economics
University of Idaho
ALB 125
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3161
83844-3161
Phone: (208) 885-6453
Fax: (208) 885-6296
Amber Gray


Small, Yet Important

Study the fundamental biological principles of microorganisms along with concepts in evolution, biochemistry, genetics, ecology, and more as a microbiology major. Develop your investigative skills with hands-on research experiences in the laboratory and in the field in a program that is excellent preparation for advanced degree programs in biotechnology, medicine, pharmacy, food science or agriculture.

Fast Facts

  • Undergraduate research opportunities in faculty labs and field sites
  • Competitively awarded research grants ($1,500 per student)
  • Annual departmental research poster session for undergraduates
Careers
Career
Career
  • Industrial or academic scientist (biomedical researcher, pharmaceutical scientist, food or agricultural scientist, product developer, bioinformaticist) 
  • Field researcher
  • Curator for natural history museums & collections
  • Educator/mentor at the high school or college level
  • Genetic Counselor
  • Physician
  • Dentist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Pharmacist
Salary

$39,000 - $350,000

Starting salary
Degrees
Degree
Degree Prep

1 year each of biology, chemistry, physics. Math through advanced algebra and trigonometry. Four years of English.

Degree Roadmap
Financial
Financial
Lab Fees

Approximately $900 for required course labs in biology, chemistry and physics. Some electives also have labs.

Scholarship

Competitively awarded scholarships are available for new and currently enrolled students from the Department of Biological Sciences.
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Financial Aid

To find out about deadlines, scholarships and eligibility requirements, please visit the University of Idaho Financial Aid Office.

Get Involved
Get Involved
Hands-On Learning
  • Undergraduate research in faculty labs
  • Undergraduate teaching practica
Clubs
  • Phi Sigma Honor Society
  • Life Science Club
  • College of Science Ambassadors