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B.S. in Microbiology and Immunology

Microbiology addresses the biology of bacteria, viruses, and unicellular eukaryotes such as fungi and protozoa. Immunology encompasses efforts to understand how multicellular organisms have evolved to survive a variety of challenges to health and survival, including threats by pathogens and cancer cells.

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Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: Fall quarter admission
Tuition Fee: $ 45,540 
Location: IrvineCAUnited States

With the growing threat of emerging diseases and the potential for viral-based biological weapons, the study of virology was recently intensified and gained new perspectives. Students have the opportunity to specialize within the major in one of three areas: microbiology, immunology, or virology. The curricula overlap considerably, but there are unique courses for each specialty.

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The Microbiology and Immunology major is designed primarily for students who are serious about pursuing careers in microbiology and immunology, and is intended to provide its graduates with the appropriate tools and training to successfully pursue professional and graduate degrees emphasizing these disciplines. This major will also benefit students wishing to use a solid background in these disciplines for career goals in business, law, public and environmental policy, education, and other pursuits.

Courses include

  • Research in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
  • Research in Developmental & Cell Biology for First-year Students
  • Seminars in Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
  • Tutorial in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry.
  • Nucleic Acid Structure and Function.
  • Protein Structure and Function
  • Molecular Virology.
  • High-Resolution Structures: NMR and X-ray

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