Microbiology Degree at University of Iowa (Iowa)

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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
  • Master's Degree
  • Doctorate Degree

Students by Academic Level (2015)

Bachelor's Degree23
Master's Degree0
Doctorate Degree7

Students by Gender (2015)


Students by Race (2015)

Multiple Races1
Non Resident Alien2

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

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

Natural Sciences Managers


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

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, natural sciences managers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 3.3% from 2014 to 2024



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 & Projections ()

According to the BLS, microbiologists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 3.5% from 2014 to 2024

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 = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College


  • Microbiology (B)

Iowa State University

Ames, IA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 33 students completed this program


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

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