UGA Specific Information for Microbiology

Biology encompasses the study of all living organisms, including microbes, plants, and animals. The study of biology includes various aspects of life, including basic organization (molecular, cellular, tissues, organs), how organisms unction, their roles in the natural environment, how hereditary information is transferred, and development of biotechnology. Biology graduates are broadly trained and well prepared for admission into strong graduate programs in the biological sciences and professional schools (medical, dental, and veterinary). They may also directly assume positions in government, education, industry, or certain technical fields.

Microbiology is a branch of biology. This is the theory of small living things (microorganisms), which are divided into bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa (protozoa). In general, the microorganisms in microbiology are visible only under a microscope. Microorganisms are widespread in nature. Some bacteria inhabit the inner and outer surfaces of the human body, these are non-pathogenic micro-organisms to, for they call thus produced no disease. The bacteria of the small and large intestine are even useful digestive aid since it provides, among other things important for blood clotting vitamin K. Such a union between two organisms is called symbiosis. Also, there are microorganisms that act cause disease and are therefore pathogenic, and include, for example, the causative agent of bacterial infection and viral diseases. Living beings that live at the expense of another organism, called a parasite, to them, include multicellular animal life forms, such as arthropods and worms.

Employers Hiring UGA Microbiology for the Class of 2016*

Atlanta Braves | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta | CVS Health | Global Web Advisors, LLC | Gold Pack LLC | M | Nissan Motor Corporation | PAREXEL | Scribe America | Sears Holdings Corporation | The University of Georgia

Job Titles of UGA Microbiology Majors for the Class of 2016*

Administrative Assistant | Clinical Microbiology Research Assistant | Clinincal Research Associate | Lab Technician | Microbiologist | Microbiology Technician | Pharmacy Technician | Research Assistant | Research Technician | Retail Sales Associate | Sales and Marketing Rep | Sales Manager | Scribe | Ticket Event Team

Graduate/Professional Schools Attended by UGA Microbiology Majors for the Class of 2016*

Augusta University | Emory University | Georgia Institute of Technology | Georgia State University | Mercer University | Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine | The University of Alabama at Birmingham | The University of Texas at Austin | Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

UGA Microbiology Career Outcomes for the Class of 2016*

** Includes Self-Employed

*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring ..., Job Titles of ..., Career Outcomes for ..., and Graduate Schools Attended By ..." information listed above represent UGA Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.

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