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Microbiology & Cell Science

Microbiology & Cell Science

MCB 6095 Careers for Impact in Microbiology


MCB6095 is intended to benefit students making career decisions and organizing their academic credentials to support these decisions. The class will be taught as a lecture/presentation and discussion/activity/hands-on course with emphasis on exploring a wide variety of career opportunities in academia, industry, and alternative professions for (micro)biology majors and related fields. Throughout the semester, successful guest speakers will be available to interact with the students and to share their experiences. The students will receive personalized career development feedback from a variety of successful scientists. This interaction with successful scientists in the various microbiology fields will be beneficial to prepare students for successful and rewarding careers for those pursuing academic and medical opportunities.

Course Goals

After this course, the student will be able to: 

  • Assess life science-related career options and envision experiential learning and career progression through interviews with professionals in a variety of life science-related careers
  • Compose personal impact statement and introduction to communicate their strengths and impacts
  • Build a network through peer and professional interactions
  • Conduct an informational interview and obtain a letter of recommendation
  • Prepare an application package to pursue career-building opportunities to match their skills and interests 

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