Top Microbiology Schools and Colleges in the U.S.
The study of microorganisms, microscopic and unicellular organisms, is referred to as microbiology. Scientists in the field study these organisms in an attempt to learn about a number of subjects such as virology, bacteriology, mycology and parasitology. The purpose of these studies is to study immunology and learn about the immune system.
Top U.S. Microbiology Schools and Colleges
Michigan State University
The Princeton Review rated Michigan State University as one of the best Midwestern colleges in its 2011 edition (www.princetonreview.com). The school was also ranked #79 by U.S. News and World Report on its 2011 list of best schools nationwide. Undergraduate degrees in microbiology are offered at the school's College of Natural Science and Lyman Briggs College. Master's degree programs are offered through the College of Human Medicine, the College of Osteopathic Medicine and the College of Veterinary Medicine. A Ph.D. in Microbiology is also available at the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Michigan also offers master's and Ph.D. degree programs in the combined fields of microbiology and molecular genetics, and a doctoral degree program in microbiology and environmental toxicology. At the graduate level, students can expect to take classes such as microbial genetics, eukaryotic molecular genetics, cell structure, molecular virology and integrative microbial biology.
- Address: East Lansing, Michigan 48824
- Phone Number: (517) 355-1855
University of California-Berkeley
U.S. News and World Report ranked the University of California-Berkeley #22 on its list of top schools in the United States in 2011. In its 2011 edition, the Princeton Review described UC Berkeley as one of the best public values in terms of financial aid and one of the best colleges in the West. The graduate program for microbiology at Berkeley has four specializations. These specializations include ecology and evolution, genetics and development, host-microbe interactions and physiology and biochemistry. Some of the classes that have to be completed to graduate from these programs include biology of fungi, biology of algae, plant virology, microbial diversity and plant molecular genetics.
- Address: University Ave., Berkeley, California 94720
- Phone Number: (510) 642-6000
List of Twenty Great Microbiology Schools and Colleges in the U.S.
|School Name||Total Student Enrollment||Address||Phone Number|
|Arizona State University||68,064||Tempe, Arizona 85287||(480) 965-9011|
|Ohio State University-Main Campus||53,715||190 N. Oval Mall, Columbus, Ohio 43210||(614) 292-6446|
|University of Minnesota-Twin Cities||51,659||100 Church St. SE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455||(612) 625-5000|
|The University of Texas at Austin||50,995||Austin, Texas 78712||(512) 471-3434|
|Texas A & M University||48,702||College Station, Texas 77843||(979) 845-3211|
|Michigan State University||47,071||East Lansing, Michigan 48824||(517) 355-1855|
|Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus||45,185||201 Old Main, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802||(814) 865-4700|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign||43,881||601 E John St., Champaign, Illinois 61820||(217) 333-1000|
|New York University||43,404||70 Washington Sq. South, New York, New York 10012||(212) 998-1212|
|Indiana University-Bloomington||42,347||107 South Indiana Ave., Bloomington, Indiana 47405||(812) 855-4848|
|University of Michigan-Ann Arbor||41,674||440 Church St., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109||(734) 764-1817|
|University of Wisconsin-Madison||41,654||500 Lincoln Dr., Madison, Wisconsin 53706||(608) 262-1234|
|University of Arizona||38,767||1401 E University, Tucson, Arizona 85721||(520) 621-2211|
|Rutgers University-New Brunswick||37,366||83 Somerset St., New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901||(732) 932-1766|
|University of Maryland-College Park||37,195||College Park, Maryland 20742||(301) 405-1000|
|University of California-Berkeley||35,830||University Ave., Berkeley, California 94720||(510) 642-6000|
|California State University-Long Beach||35,557||1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, California 90840||(562) 985-4111|
|University of North Texas||35,003||Chestnut Ave., Denton, Texas 76203||(940) 565-2000|
|University of Georgia||34,885||Athens, Georgia 30602||(706) 542-3000|
|University of Southern California||34,824||University Park, Los Angeles, California 90089||(213) 740-2311|
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