Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology

Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology Studies is a major program that focuses on the scientific study of pathogenic bacteria that are significant factors in causing or facilitating human disease.

A major program in Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology Studies will likely include instruction in the pathogenesis of bacterial diseases, bacterial genetics and physiology, bacterial anatomy and structure, antigens, bacterial reproduction, bacterial adhesion, phagocytes, and the identification of new or mutated bacteria and bacterial agents.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology Studies (use the College Search feature and enter " Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology Studies " in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

What can you do with a major/degree in Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology Studies?

With an undergraduate degree in Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology Studies, you may find a job as a research technician in the private sector, nonprofit organizations, or academia. An advanced degree in this field may offer opportunities in laboratory research and laboratory management in public, private, non-profit, and government sectors.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology Studies:

Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.


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