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Microbiology Degree at University of Iowa (UI)

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Microbiology Degree

The microbiology degree program at University of Iowa 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 Iowa 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. University of Iowa has offered the following programs for students:

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

    Bachelor's Degree14
    Post-Baccalaureate Certificate0
    Master's Degree1
    Doctorate Degree4

    Students by Gender (2010-2011)


    Students by Race (2010-2011)

    American Indian1

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Microbiology program at UI, 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


  • Description:

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


  • 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
    • Iowa City, IA
      • Average Hourly Rate: $27.14
      • Average Annual Salary: $56,450

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 Iowa

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 Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA
Type: 4-Year Public College

Programs Offered
  • Microbiology (B)
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Iowa State University

Ames, IA
Type: 4-Year Public College

23 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Microbiology (B,M,D)
  • Immunology (B,M,D)