Photo by CDC.

Microbiology and Cell Sciences

Visit Department SiteGo to the course catalogApply to UFContact an advisor

About the Major

Microbiology and Cell Science majors develop fundamental knowledge of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells and viruses. Studies focus on the physiology and genetics of microorganisms, the mechanisms of pathogenesis and innate immunity systems, astrobiology, bacterial and genome sequencing and bioinformatics. This major prepares students for entry into professional programs in medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine and provides a strong foundation for graduate studies in microbiology, cell biology and related cellular and biomedical sciences. The major also provides a background for entry into government research, industrial research and diagnostic laboratories.

Our graduates have gone on to become...

Possible Careers for this Major

Prehealth & Prelaw
Any CLAS major may prepare you for admission to professional schools such as medical school, vet school, law school, etc.

For more possibilities visit the Career Resource Center Web Site

  • Laboratory Technician
  • Microbiologist
  • Pharmacist
  • Project Manager
  • Technician
  • Veterinary Medicine Professional
  • Bioinformatics Specialist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Clinical Microbiologist
  • Clinical Trials Manager
  • Dentist
  • Educator
  • Geneticist
  • Hospital Technician
Cool Courses You Might Take
Some Unique Opportunities in this Major
Choosing a Major

CLAS Navigation

CLAS Portals

Alumni
Faculty/Staff
Parents
Students

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

2014 Turlington Hall
P.O. Box 117300
Gainesville FL 32611
P: 352.392.0780
F: 352.392.3584