What does microbiology and molecular genetics include?
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics is founded on experimentation conducted in research
laboratories, hospitals, and field studies. Microbiologists study how microorganisms
interact with their environment, to harness their power for biotechnology.
Why microbiology and molecular genetics at OSU?
Microbiology majors at OSU study how microorganisms interact with their environment,
to harness their power for biotechnology. Here, you’ll work with living organisms
that span the spectrum of microbial life. The Department of Microbiology and Molecular
Genetics partners with the various scholar programs on campus, which provide support
for college preparation, connect you to various resources, and nurture your individual
Students interested in careers in microbiology should have broad interests in the
biological sciences and an aptitude for biology and chemistry. For some areas of specialization,
an aptitude for mathematics and physics is also essential. Our graduates have pursued
successful careers in a variety of fields: Various healthcare careers and programs including: Medical School, Veterinary School,
Dental School, Professional Schools.
Medical Laboratory Scientist
Food and Safety Technology
Oil and Gas Industry
Medical Lab Specialist
"My favorite experience would probably be undergraduate research. I did
a lot of that... and I really learned a lot and it helped prepare me for graduate
school, which is the next step for me."
- Kristina Baker Sand Springs, Oklahoma
Become an OK-LSAMP Scholar
OK-LSAMP is a consortium of Oklahoma colleges and universities working together to develop
programs to increasing the number of students from under-represented populations who
receive degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.
The Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics offers two degree options: