Biomedical Sciences: B.S. Biomedical Sciences
Public Health Microbiology Submajor

Program Overview


Public Health Microbiology is offered by the CHS' Department of Biomedical Sciences as one of seven submajors in the Biomedical Sciences (BMS) degree program. As a Public Health Microbiologist, you'll investigate the fascinating world of organisms too small to be seen with the naked eye. Using a microscope, you'll study living organisms and infectious agents and how they affect our lives, including those agents that pose a threat to public health. Microbiologists collaborate with other scientists and work in almost every industry, from food to veterinary medicine to space research.

When you successfully complete the pre-professional criteria, you will be eligible for an clinical training at the City of Milwaukee Health Department. Upon graduation, you will also be eligible for professional certification through the American Society of Clinical Pathology.

The excellence of the BMS program has been recognized and is ranked in the top 15 programs among hundreds across the country. Because the program provides a strong science background, professional management skills, and technical expertise, our graduates consistently score in the top 25th percentile on national certifying exams and, almost without exception, pass the first time they take them. You'll learn from distinguished faculty with diverse backgrounds who actively engage in research and service activities. The BMS program, which is housed in a state of the art laboratory facility, has been delivering exceptional graduates for more than 35 years. Join us and be among the best as you start your career!