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Microbiology & Cell Science

Microbiology & Cell Science

SWS 5305C Soil Microbial Ecology


The central objective of this course is to foster the student’s ability to solve problems related to soil microbial ecology. The development of problem-solving skills will require an in-depth understanding of microbial ecology concepts and methodologies for identifying and characterizing soil microbial life.

Course Goals

By the end of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Analyze the physiological basis for microbial activities in soil and translate those to ecological interactions and processes.
  • Discuss the fundamental physiology and ecology underlying many of the important biogeochemical cycles in soils, including carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur cycles.
  • Identify appropriate methods for addressing fundamental questions in soil microbial ecology.


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