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Indiana University Bloomington

Department of Biology

Undergraduate Studies

Microbiology Majors

Microbiology B.A. | Microbiology B.S.

Courses are offered in ecology, genetics, microbiology, cellular, developmental, environmental, and molecular biology. In addition, general coursework includes inorganic and organic chemistry and calculus, as well as courses in the humanities, social science, English composition and foreign language. Students may supplement their degrees with minors or certificates in areas such as business, environmental science, animal behavior, and psychology. Outstanding students are encouraged to fulfill the requirements for an honors degree.

Many of our graduates are admitted to medical school, dental school, or graduate programs. Two-thirds of the department's graduates are available for entry-level positions. The average GPA for all departmental graduates is 3.15. BS biology students have averaged 3.26. Each year at least 40 departmental graduates are elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Microbiology Major (B.A.)

Please use the Undergraduate Academic Bulletin that was in effect when you matriculated into Indiana University as a degree-seeking student. The requirements outlined in the Bulletin in effect at the time of your matriculation will remain constant throughout your time in the Biology Department, assuming you graduate within eight years. Degree requirements change significantly from year to year, so it’s very important that you refer to the correct Bulletin. If you are uncertain which Bulletin governs your undergraduate career, please consult a Biology advisor by emailing bioadv@indiana.edu, calling (812) 855-3810, or making an advising appointment with any Biology advisor. An advisor can answer this question for you very quickly.

Microbiology Major (B.S.)  (top)

Please use the Undergraduate Academic Bulletin that was in effect when you matriculated into Indiana University as a degree-seeking student. The requirements outlined in the Bulletin in effect at the time of your matriculation will remain constant throughout your time in the Biology Department, assuming you graduate within eight years. Degree requirements change significantly from year to year, so it’s very important that you refer to the correct Bulletin. If you are uncertain which Bulletin governs your undergraduate career, please consult a Biology advisor by emailing bioadv@indiana.edu, calling (812) 855-3810, or making an advising appointment with any Biology advisor. An advisor can answer this question for you very quickly.

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