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In 1946, the Department of Microbiology was incorporated into the Health Science complex as part of the School of Medicine. The primary role of the department is that of a basic biological science department in microbiology. The Department serves the University and State by providing a teaching and research center for microbiology. For undergraduates the department offers a Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology, and co-sponsors with Laboratory Medicine, a double degree program in Microbiology and Medical Technology (see double degree program described herein). The number of students majoring in microbiology has increased from a few students in 1950, to the present enrollment of approximately 110 students. In 1960-61, 7 students graduated with a degree in microbiology. In contrast, 70 students graduated with a microbiology degree during the 2011-2012 academic year. In addition to the undergraduate program, there are normally 35 students enrolled in the graduate program seeking a Ph.D. degree in microbiology.





Department of Microbiology · University of Washington · Box 357735 · Seattle WA 98195-7735

phone: (206) 543-5824 · fax: (206) 543-8297 · micro@u.washington.edu