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Microbiology Degree at Arizona State University (ASU)

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  • FAFSA School Code: 001081
  • Phone: (480) 965-9011

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Microbiology Degree

The microbiology degree program at Arizona State University prepares students seeking a future in various careers, such as public health, waste management, food and drug administration, law, and more. Students in the microbiology degree program gain knowledge in the scientific study of cellular organisms and colonies and subcellular genetic matter and how they interact ecologically with other life forms. Courses may include subjects such as cell biology, microbial genetics, cell physiology, virology, pathogenic microbiology, environmental microbiology, and immunology. Get more details below including other Arizona colleges that offer microbiology degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Microbiology Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. ASU has offered the following degree levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • Doctorate Degree
  • Students by Academic Level (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Bachelor's Degree54
    Master's Degree3
    Doctorate Degree6

    Students by Gender (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Male30
    Female33

    Students by Race (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Asian12
    Black3
    Hispanic6
    White35
    Unknown5

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Microbiology program at Arizona State University, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Natural Sciences Managers

  • Description:

    Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, natural sciences managers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 7.7% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ
      • Total Employment: 410
      • Average Hourly Rate: $49.99
      • Average Annual Salary: $103,980

Biologists

  • Description:

    Research or study basic principles of plant and animal life, such as origin, relationship, development, anatomy, and functions.

Microbiologists

  • Description:

    Investigate the growth, structure, development, and other characteristics of microscopic organisms, such as bacteria, algae, or fungi. Includes medical microbiologists who study the relationship between organisms and disease or the effects of antibiotics on microorganisms.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, microbiologists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 13.3% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ
      • Total Employment: 60
      • Average Hourly Rate: $41.76
      • Average Annual Salary: $86,850

Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary

  • Description:

    Teach courses in biological sciences. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Microbiology Programs in Arizona

Microbiology programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ
Type: 4-Year Public College

71 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Microbiology (B,M,D)
  • Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology (B,M,D)
  • Microbiology and Immunology (B,M,D)
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Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, AZ
Type: 4-Year Public College

26 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Microbiology (B)