- Delivery: On Campus
- Credits: 120
Microorganisms are a vital part of every aspect of life on our planet. They are everywhere, and yet they are far too small to see with the human eye. It is only through the development of the field of microbiology that we have learned how to study microorganisms to advance the health of humans and other animals, plants, soil, aquatic habitats, and a diverse array of other applications in this ever-evolving field of science.
As a microbiology student at Ball State, you will study bacteria, archaea, viruses, fungi, algae, and other microbes in classroom and laboratory settings. You will have ample opportunities to perform guided research with faculty members, present data in local, regional, and national conferences. You will also have opportunities to take an active role in writing and submitting your work for publication and managing others’ research manuscripts for a microbiology journal, Fine Focus.
Our program prepares graduates to seek out careers in the environmental microbiology, the public health sector, or biotechnology industries, and your education serves as a prerequisite for admission into graduate school, medical school or other health professions programs to study these topics at a deeper level.
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