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The Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, and Microbiology Department is only present on the Tampa campus. Their majors focus on internal cellular systems such as cellular and molecular biology, genetics, and microscopic pathogens.

You can explore their majors below to see the Biology and Supporting Science coursework required for each.


B.S. in Microbiology

The Microbiology degree program specializes in the study of bacteria and other microbes, primarily at the cell and molecular level, focusing on disease causing microbes. The Microbiology core and elective requirements include specialized microbiology courses necessary to qualify for certification by the National Registry of Microbiologists, American Society of Microbiology, and for employment in microbiology and related fields. Career opportunities in microbiology include resource management, conservation, teaching, agriculture, medicine, microbial ecology, biotechnology, and industry.


B.S. in Cell and Molecular Biology

This degree provides a strong foundation in general biology, with an emphasis on biomedical related areas, but focuses on the cellular and molecular processes that occur within cells. This program prepares students for application to medical school, dental school, graduate school, and many careers especially in the fields of biotechnology, science policy, biomedical research, genomics, and computational biology.