What is medical microbiology?
Medical microbiology explores the world of microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses and parasites, and how they interact with both humans and animals. This degree program provides you with excellent academic training and laboratory experiences in the areas of microbiology, infectious disease and public health. Graduates are prepared for successful careers in biotechnology or public health, or for entry into graduate school or health professional programs.
Why study medical microbiology at UNH?
Students receive outstanding academic preparation and intensive lab experiences that position them for successful careers. The Medical Microbiology major has highly experienced faculty with demonstrated excellence in teaching, research and career guidance. Students have access to state-of-the-art facilities in faculty research labs, the Hubbard Center for Genome Studies, the University Instrumentation Center, and the NH Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory located on campus. Internships are possible at biotechnology companies in the Greater Boston area or at the NH Department of Public Health Laboratories.
Potential Career Areas
- Biotechnology industry
- Research in academic, medical, biotechnology sector, or government labs
- Public health departments
- Pharmaceutical research & development
- Veterinary medicine
- Forensic laboratories