Microbiology is the study of all living organisms so small that they are invisible to the naked eye. These microorganisms, which include viruses, bacteria and fungi, play an important role in understanding all aspects of life. If you are fascinated by microscopic organisms, the spread of infectious diseases, or are interested in attending medical school or graduate school in the biomedical sciences, a B.S. in Microbiology is a great choice.
The Microbiology and Molecular Genetics (MMG) Department is unique at UVM because it exists within two colleges: the Larner College of Medicine (LCOM) and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS). From this position, it allows undergraduates to interact with faculty from diverse departments such as Animal Sciences, Biology, Biochemistry, Plant Biology, Medicine, Pathology, Pediatrics and Pharmacology. It also allows undergraduates to have research opportunities in laboratories doing biomedical research in the Larner College of Medicine and prepares you to go on to an advanced M.D. or Ph.D. degree in medicine, biotechnology, microbiology, and biochemistry.