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Microbiology and Molecular Biology

Department of Microbiology and Molecular Biology


Chair: Scott Weber

Department Information: 

4007 LSB



Advisement Center: 

2060 LSB




Admission to Degree Program

All degree programs in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Biology are open enrollment, except Medical Laboratory Science which requires an application. For questions about these programs contact the MMBIO Academic Advisor, 4010 LSB, 801-422-4293.  

The Discipline

The Microbiology and Molecular Biology Department offers degrees in microbiology, molecular biology, and medical laboratory science. A wide range of courses may be incorporated into a program of study, including ecology, genetics, immunology, microbial physiology, molecular biology, molecular evolution, parasitology, and pathogenesis. 

Career Opportunities

Graduates are employed in a wide variety of positions in industry, hospitals, government agencies, and universities. Majors from this department are an excellent preprofessional course of study for those interested in medicine, dentistry, law, or business.

The following courses are recommended for those students interested in graduate and professional programs:

Chem 351, 352, 353, 481.
Math 112 and 113. 
Phscs 105, 106, 107, 108.
Stat 121.

Graduation Requirements

To receive a BYU bachelor's degree a student must complete, in addition to all requirements for a specific major, the following university requirements:

  • The University Core, consisting of requirements in general and religious education.

  • At least 30 credit hours must be earned in residence on the BYU campus in Provo as an admitted day student

  • A minimum of 120 credit hours

  • A cumulative GPA of at least 2.0

  • Be in good standing with the Honor Code Office

Students should see their college advisement center for help or information concerning the undergraduate programs.

Graduate Programs Available

This department also offers graduate degree programs. For more information, see Graduate Studies.