Regular and Co-op

The Honours B.Sc. major in Microbiology (MICR) is offered within the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, home to many distinguished microbiologists, biochemists, geneticists, and molecular, cellular and structural biologists. The variety of courses offered in the program cover a broad range of topics such as medical microbiology, infectious diseases, immunology, and antimicrobials, as well as environmental and food microbiology. Undergraduate laboratories will provide you with many practical skills in manipulating microbes and analyzing microbial processes at both the cellular and molecular levels. In your upper years, you will also have the opportunity to access some of the University of Guelph’s outstanding research labs and facilities. Our Microbiology program provides you with a degree that is truly interdisciplinary, ensuring that upon graduation you have acquired an expertise and proficiency in great demand by employers.

Understanding microbes and microbial processes is essential to many fields of biological and biomedical sciences. The knowledge you attain through this program can lead you into research in many different life science-related fields. For example, you could investigate how deadly bacterial toxins enter and kill cells during an infection, or how diverse microbes compete for nutrients and survive to cohabitate in a wide range of natural environments. It can also prepare you for professional programs such as medicine and pharmacy, or careers in industry and government. In fact, the microbiology programs offered through the University of Guelph are specifically designed to not only prepare you for most graduate or professional programs, they will also prepare you for life. Our aim is to give you the opportunity and ultimately the confidence to succeed in any field of science.

Further information about the College of Biological Science can be found at: http://www.uoguelph.ca/cbs

Information regarding research and faculty involved in the Microbiology major can be found at:

Information about what students have done with the Microbiology major can be found on the Career Services website.

A complete listing of all courses required for this major can be found in the Schedule of Studies and Co-op Schedule of Studies located in the undergraduate calendar.