Microbiology (also offered at Griffin) B.S./Microbiology M.S. (non-thesis)

Upon completion of the undergraduate and graduate programs of study, students will be eligible to apply for professional schools in a variety of health fields, including medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, optometry, and veterinary medicine. Students completing the undergraduate and graduate programs of study will also be prepared to enter graduate programs in the biological sciences and for entry-level technical positions in a variety of settings, including university, hospital, government, biotechnology, and other industries.

Admission to Program

After completing 60 hours of undergraduate coursework, students will apply to take 4 graduate courses (12 credit hours) prior to formal admission to the M.S. program in spring of Year 2.

Students need to have the recommended 3.5 GPA to apply to take graduate courses.

Curriculum

Graduate-level courses that may be used to satisfy undergraduate and graduate program requirements.

• BIOS 7010, Introductory Biostatistics I (3 credit hours)
• MIBO 6450/6450L, Microbial Genetics and Genomics (4 credit hours)
• MIBO 6300, Microbial Diversity and Evolution (2 credit hours)
• MIBO 6090, Prokaryotic Biology (3 credit hours)

Additional requirements that are unique to this Double Dawgs program:

Students must take the core set of courses required for all Microbiology graduate students, which are MIBO 8600 (Prokaryotic Cell Biology), MIBO 8610 (Prokaryotic Physiology and Diversity), and MIBO 8150 (Seminar in Microbial Research).

Students take additional graduate-level courses in lieu of conducting an original research project and preparing a Master's thesis.

Admission to Graduate Program

Students will formally apply to the M.S. program in the fall of Year 4.

After completing 90 hours of undergraduate coursework, students will formally apply to the M.S. program.
• Students need to have a recommended 3.0 GPA to apply to the M.S. program.
• Students must take the GRE no later than fall of Year 4 to be considered for admissions in the M.S. program.
• GRE recommended scores are 50th percentile or above in quantitative, qualitative, and analytical portions of the exam.
• Students must complete all MIBO graduate courses before they can obtain the M.S.

Program Advisor

  • Name: Zachary Lewis
  • Email: zlewis@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-424-9224
  • Address: 402B Davison Life Sciences Complex

Undergraduate Major Information

  • Major: Microbiology (also offered at Griffin) B.S.
  • Department/College: Microbiology

Advising Contact

  • Name: Kaitlyn Hall
  • Email: kaitlyn.hall@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-4195
  • Address: 214 Biological Sciences Building

Graduate Major Information

  • Major: Microbiology M.S.
  • Department/College: Microbiology

Advising Contact

  • Name: Zachary Lewis
  • Email: zlewis@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-424-9224
  • Address: 402B Davison Life Sciences Complex