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What will I learn?

Students in the BS, Microbiology program prepare for positions in industries that use or detect microorganisms and for graduate studies in basic, applied or medical microbiology. The program includes specialized instruction in basic microbiology, immunology, medical microbiology, microbial physiology, bacterial genetics and bacterial diversity. It is also designed to accommodate those who wish to pursue certification as Clinical Laboratory Scientists (medical technologists). Electives, such as hematology, and internships that meet state certification requirements are offered.

Which department am I in?

College of Science

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
USD $7,852 per year for 6.1 or more units; Non-Resident Fees are charged an additional USD $396 per unit
Application deadline

Expected April 2022

Start date

Expected January, August 2022

Venue

College of Science

San Jose State University,

One Washington Square,

SAN JOSE,

California,

95192, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have earn a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) or an average of "B" grades and Successfully complete three years of college preparatory mathematics with a minimum grade of "C-" or better. English Language requirements: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) IBT score 61; Paper based score 500; IELTS score 6.0; PTE academic score 44.

For international students

Students must Earn a high school diploma, or equivalent and earn the equivalent of a U.S. 3.0 grade point average (GPA) or an average of “B” grades. Successfully complete three years of college preparatory mathematics with a minimum grade of “C-” or better.

English Language Requirements: IELTS - 6.0, TOEFL – 61 (IBT), Paper based – 500; Pearson Test of English (PTE) – 44.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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