Many students entering the Biology program at UWG identify their career goals as medicine and allied health. The Microbiology Certificate Program provides an opportunity for these individuals to join a cohort of students learning microbiology laboratory skills for the workplace.
The courses included in our certificate are selected from the list of recommendations made by the American Association of Microbiologists (ASM) and provide a strong foundation in the field of microbiology. Such courses will assist students in becoming competitive for jobs in clinical laboratory sciences and microbiology. In addition students will be well prepared for application to Medical Laboratory Science, MLS, programs offered by other institutions.
The Certificate in Microbiology program will provide students with an opportunity to explore a variety of areas within the microbial world.
Laboratory components of courses satisfying the certificate have been designed specifically to provide experiential learning in a variety of sub-disciplines within microbiology. The goal of this certificate is to provide students with a strong foundation in the theories relating to the microbial world, and the opportunity to practice relevant technical skills used by working microbiologists. This concentration of microbiology courses will better prepare students for entry into careers or vocational programs within the field. The certificate contains fundamental microbiology courses, and advanced specialized courses, covering clinically relevant topics. The sub-disciplines of bacteriology, immunology, virology, microbial genetics and environmental microbiology may be offered. The opportunity for internship placement within a research or clinical lab is also included within this program.
This program is embedded within the Biology BS degree and may be completed with no additional hours of study than the 120 required for the BS.
For more information, please see the Academic Catalog.