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Microbiology & Cell Science

Microbiology & Cell Science

MCB 5505 Virology


This course is for upper level undergraduate students and graduate students. It is designed to introduce you to the field of virology, teach you the components of viruses, their replication schemes and how the various types of viruses infect and replicate in host cells. At the end of the course we will use this foundational knowledge to understand methods used to prevent viral infection and spread.

Course Goals

Upon completion of this course you should have an understanding of the cumulative and integrative nature of virology as a discipline. You should have a solid knowledge of viral infection and replication schemes and how those are exploited to develop drugs to prevent/treat viral infection or used as a tool to treat and cure other diseases. You should also have an understanding of viruses as they relate to infectious disease.

Library Access

Distance Education and UF Online Students enjoy the same library privileges as on-campus students.

At A Glance

  • $535.00 per credit hour plus fees
Application Procedure
  1. Complete the Application Intent form
  2. Complete the Graduate Application
  3. Send your Transcripts