Education

We invite you to join our undergraduate and graduate programs in Microbiology and Cell Science. Become a Gator with a promising future in challenging programs.

Undergraduate Programs

The Department of Microbiology and Cell Science offers a B.S. degree through either the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences or the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The curriculum prepares students to meet their goals, which include professional careers in microbiology, or continuation of their education in professional programs such as medical, dental, pharmacy, veterinary or graduate school. The Combined B.S./M.S. degree is also available through the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Click here to learn more.

Online Bachelor of Science Program

Students who are interested in research, the life sciences, or submitting competitive applications for professional school (medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, etc.) are in luck! The Department of Microbiology and Cell Science now offers an online B.S. degree in Microbiology. The program is designed to allow students to complete two years of prerequisites at universities, colleges, or community colleges within the state of Florida and then to transfer into the online Microbiology degree at UF as a junior.

The program is instructed by the same UF faculty and staff that manage the synchronous undergraduate courses on campus, and gives students the opportunity at a strong science education that will prepare them for professional school and successful careers in the life sciences, while still offering the flexibility of an online degree program.

Please visit our Online BS Program website to learn more or click here to apply.

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Graduate Programs

The Department of Microbiology and Cell Science offers an excellent education for students who wish to earn the M.S. or Ph.D. degrees. Graduates are well prepared to pursue careers in research and teaching in microbiology, cell biology, cellular biochemistry and molecular genetics. Click here to learn more.

University of Florida Microbiology majors interested in earning a M.S. degree in Microbiology in just one year after earning a B.S. should explore the Combined (4+1) MS/BS Degree Program.

Online Master of Science Program

The Department of Microbiology and Cell Science now offers a 100% online M.S. non-thesis degree with a concentration in Medical Microbiology and Biochemistry through the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Launched in 2015, this dynamic degree program allows students to explore cell biology, biochemistry, infectious disease, and molecular genetics with the full flexibility associated with an online degree program. Discover the full array of existing course options by visiting the Online MS in Microbiology and Cell Science with concentration in Medical Microbiology and Biochemistry website.

Courses include:
Immunology
Virology
Microbiology of Human Pathogens
Infectious Disease
Advanced Bacteriology
Microbiology, Immunology, and Immuno-therapeutics
Eukaryotic Molecular Biology
Molecular Genetics

and many more!