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Mycobacterium bovis BCG stained pink as seen through a microscope

 Pete Justice and MIP302 students explore the oxygen requirements of different bacteria in aerobic, microaerophilic, and anaerobic environments. In this photo Pete sets up a candle jar to create a microaerophilic environment.

What is Microbiology?

Microbiology is the study of organisms, most of which are too small to be seen with the naked eye, including bacteria, algae, protozoa, and fungi, as well as acellular agents, such as viruses and prions.

Microbiology majors acquire knowledge and laboratory skill in the structure, physiology, genetics, pathogenicity, ecology, and taxonomy of microorganisms. Required courses in biological sciences, chemistry, physics, and mathematics support the major. Specialties are in human and animal infectious diseases, immunology, bacteriology, virology, molecular genetics, and environmental and industrial processes.

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