Microbiology Career Resources

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Graduate student researcher
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 Microbes on stage
Undergraduate researcher
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Center for Career Exploration and Success

The Center for Career Exploration and Success provides a broad array of services designed to help you build your careers. Among the resources available are those associated with:

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Graduate School Opportunities

Students may choose to continue their education in microbiology, molecular biology, genetics, ecology and environmental biology, biochemistry, immunology, virology, mycology, or clinical microbiology.

Forensic Science

The field of Forensic Science covers diverse disciplines, ranging from Criminalistics and Jurisprudence to Forensic Pathology and Forensic Odontology. A major in microbiology can help prepare you for a career in Forensic Science or for graduate study in Forensic Science. For example, the minimum requirement for Criminalistics is a bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, physics, molecular biology, or a related science (i.e. Microbiology or Medical Lab Science), and in the future, a master's degree may be required. Other Forensic Science disciplines can require medical, dental or engineering degrees.

Many colleges and universities offer degrees and courses in Forensic Science. In deciding whether to get a bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, microbiology or forensic science, or to pursue a post-graduate degree, consider your career preferences and study the courses offered. At least 24 semester hours of either chemistry or biology is required and math is a must. The title of the degree is often not as important as the courses taken (adapted from the American Academy of Forensic Sciences).

Medical and Dental School Resources

Many graduates choose to go to professional schools in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, law or business.

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