Brent L. Nielsen, Chair
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Life Sciences Student Services
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All degree programs in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Biology are open enrollment. However, special limitations apply for clinical laboratory science.
The Microbiology and Molecular Biology Department offers degrees in microbiology, molecular biology, and clinical laboratory science. A wide range of courses may be incorporated into a program of study, including: ecology, genetics, immunology, microbial physiology, molecular biology, molecular evolution, parasitology, and pathogenesis.
Graduates are employed in a wide variety of positions in industry, hospitals, government agencies, and universities. Majors from this department are an excellent preprofessional course of study for those interested in medicine, dentistry, law, or business.
The following courses are recommended for those students interested in graduate and professional programs:
Chem 351, 352, 353, 481.
Math 119 or higher.
Phscs 105, 106, 107, 108.
To receive a BYU bachelor's degree a student must complete, in addition to all requirements for a specific major, the following university requirements:
Students should see their department advisor for help or information concerning the undergraduate programs.
MS in Microbiology
MS in Molecular Biology
PhD in Microbiology
PhD in Molecular Biology
For more information see the BYU 2010–2011 Graduate Catalog.