B.S., Microbiology and Cell Science

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UF Online

Bachelor of Science, Microbiology and Cell Science

The microbiology and cell science degree through UF Online offers various opportunities for students wishing to learn more about molecular genetics, cell biology, immunology, parasitology, virology, pathogenesis and bioinformatics. This degree serves as an excellent foundation for graduate programs and professional schools, paving the way for independent research or further study of medicine or veterinary sciences.

What can I do with this degree?

Here are some common professional paths for graduates:

  • Microbiologist
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Medical Technologist/Scientist/Technician
  • Environmental Microbiologist
  • Biology Teacher
  • And more!

What’s in it for you:

The Gators Online Advantage:

  • Flexible, fully-online courses
  • Affordable tuition and financial aid options
  • Access to UF’s exclusive career services
  • World-renowned UF faculty
  • Earn a degree from the #12 online bachelor’s program (U.S. News & World Report, 2018)
  • Join a Gator nation network 400,000 strong
  • Dedicated academic advisor to guide you throughout your academic career

Admission Requirements

Please set an Appointment or fill out the Contact Me form, and a Complete Florida coach will assist you in determining your eligibility for this program.

First-time applicants will require:

  • About thirty minutes to complete the online application
  • $37 non-refundable application fee ($30 is the application fee and $7 is a processing fee)
  • High school and previous college information


UF Online has three start times a year. Pick the one that works best for your goals and timeline:

  • Fall programs start in August, with an application deadline in June
  • Spring programs start in January, with an application deadline in October
  • Summer programs start in May, with an application deadline in February

Final decisions are rendered on a rolling basis.


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