University of Vermont

2011-12 Online Catalogue

Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Department

Contact Information

University of Vermont
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Department
201 Stafford Hall
Burlington, VT 05405

Phone: (802) 656-2164
Fax: (802) 656-8749

Web Site Link out of catalogue site.


Undergraduates who undertake studies in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics receive instruction in the classroom and in state-of-the-art teaching and research laboratories. The Department offers either a Microbiology or a Molecular Genetics major or minor as well as courses in the areas of molecular genetics, general, clinical, and environmental microbiology, virology, and immunology which are available to students in other programs. Numerous research opportunities provide undergraduates with close interactions with faculty at the cutting edge of microbiology using molecular genetics technology.

The Microbiology and Molecular Genetics core courses total 65 credits. The courses comprising the core are: first-year colloquium, a Senior seminar, biology, biochemistry, genetics, inorganic and organic chemistry, mathematics, general microbiology, molecular genetics, cell biology, physics, and statistics. In addition to the core requirements departmental majors take a minimum of fifteen credits from an array of approved elective courses including undergraduate research. As their core requirements, minors take microbiology, molecular genetics, cell biology and genetics plus additional credits of courses as required.

Students interested in obtaining a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) along with their B.S. degree in Microbiology or Molecular Genetics should enroll in the department's 4 + 1 MMG-MBA program. Students will receive a B.S. degree and an MBA degree in only one additional year of study, instead of the usual two year MBA program. Interested students should contact the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Link out of catalogue site. Web site for more information.

Outstanding students with an interest in a graduate degree may apply to enter the Accelerated Masters Program of the Department. In this program students commence study for their master's degree in their senior year and have the potential to obtain a B.S./M.S. in a five-year period. Students interested in the Accelerated Masters Program should contact the Department. For more information please email or call him at (802) 656-8203.

See Minors in this section.



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