What will I learn?

Microbiology is the study of microscopic life forms. Bacteria and Achaea are the oldest and most successful life forms on Earth. They can live in temperatures well below freezing to above boiling. Others can live in very acid or very alkaline environments and in the presence of chemicals or radiation that may be lethal to other organisms. Fossilized microbes have been dated to be up to 3.5 billion years old.

Viruses, which are more numerous than bacteria, have none of the properties of life. Although most people associate microorganisms with disease, the majority are actually beneficial and in some cases are used to produce economically important materials, or as vectors for the treatment of disease.

In the microbiology program at Texas State, we learn about the different types of microorganisms, their biology, where they are found, their interactions with humans, and the interactions of microorganisms with each other and the environment.

Which department am I in?

College of Science and Engineering

Study options

Full Time (Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$18,929.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

26 August 2019, 21 January 2020


College of Science and Engineering

601 University Drive,

Centennial Hall #201,



78666, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed a high school. Students applying without this curriculum will go through our review process. 4 credits of English - Including: English I, II, III and IV; 4 credits of Math- Including: algebra I and II, geometry and advanced math courses such as pre-calculus, calculus and statistics. 4 credits of Science - Including: biology; chemistry; and two advanced sciences such as physics, environmental science, anatomy and physiology, or integrated physics and chemistry (IPC) is acceptable between biology and chemistry; 4 credits of Social Studies - Including: world or human geography, world history, U.S. history since 1877, U.S. government and economics; 2 credits of Foreign Language; 1 credit of Fine Arts; 1 credit of Physical Education.

For international students

Students must have graduation from a U.S. high school and completion three (3) full years of regular English (non-ESL) course work with a grade point average of 2.5 in those courses.

Minimum Score for Regular Admission: Total: 78 (Each Section: 19; Except Writing: 18), TOEFL PBT: Total: 550, IELTS (Overall: 6.5; Each Section: 6.0), GCE/GCSE/IGCSE: Grade of "C", WASSCE: Grade of "B3".

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About this uni

TXST boasts an idyllic location close to blackland prairies and the San Marcos River, welcoming students from across the globe to come & study there.

  • A dynamic learning environment
  • Investing over $650 million across its campuses
  • Diverse and integrated university community
  • Hosts regular, tailored events for international students