Welcome to the Department of Microbiology at UW-La Crosse
A University of Wisconsin Center of Excellence!
Microbiology, the study of microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, algae, protozoa and viruses, plays an enormous role in many areas of society and our daily lives. From the study of emerging infectious diseases to biotechnology, microbiology plays a vital role in basic and applied science. There are abundant career opportunities in microbiology, and a microbiology major is an outstanding major for students interested in professional or graduate school.
We offer four different curricular tracks in the undergraduate microbiology major, and two MS concentrations. The Clinical Laboratory Science major is also housed in the Department of Microbiology, and provides outstanding employment opportunities using skills of microbiology and chemistry to make clinical diagnoses.
UW-La Crosse is unique among comprehensive Universities in having a major in microbiology and our faculty and staff are dedicated to providing the best education available for our students.
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