The science of microbiology includes the study of bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and viruses, as well as beneficial yeasts, antibiotic-producing organisms, and cyclic environmental bacteria.

Program Description

The science of microbiology includes the study of bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and viruses, as well as beneficial yeasts, antibiotic-producing organisms, and cyclic environmental bacteria. Training in microbiology can lead to positions in hospitals, research laboratories, commercial food and beverage enterprises, environmental laboratories and pharmaceutical institutes.

Microbiology Major

The following courses, in addition to those required for the AS-T, AA-DTA or AA - Option B degree, should be completed for transfer to a microbiology program:

  • BIOL& 160: General biology w/lab
  • BIOL& 211-13: Major: Cellular/Zoology/Botany
  • BIOL& 260: Microbiology
  • CHEM& 161-163: General chemistry w/lab I-III
  • CHEM& 261-263: Organic chemistry w/lab I-III
  • MATH& 151: Calculus I (or MATH& 148)
  • PHYS& 221-223: Engineering physics I-III (or PHYS& 121-123)

Contacts

Ronald May
Dean of Health and Technology
253-964-6736
Dale Blum
Biology Professor
253-840-8368

Apply to Pierce College

Enrollment is open throughout the year. Start in the fall, winter, spring, or summer quarters. Special funding assistance may be available for unemployed workers or low-wage working parents.

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