The microbiology department offers degrees in both microbiology and biohealth sciences. Our undergraduate microbiology major is the only B.S. degree in microbiology offered in the state of Oregon. Microbiology majors study beneficial and disease-causing bacteria, archaea, viruses and parasites in the context of human, plant and animal disease and the environment.
The biohealth sciences (BHS) major is designed for students seeking an interdisciplinary background in the life sciences, public health, and social sciences. This major consists of a comprehensive core with a strong biological and physical science foundation combined with a variety of health and social sciences courses in a unique blend formulated to meet the needs of students interested in a career in healthcare.