Individuals interested in learning about the role of bacteria in infectious disease, food safety and other areas may want to consider a degree in microbiology with a specialization in bacteriology. Learn more about career and education options here.

Inside Bacteriology

Bacteria are omnipresent microorganisms that can benefit or harm humans. Bacteriology is a subspecialty of microbiology, one of the biological sciences, and is most associated with the study of infectious diseases caused by microscopic bacteria. Bacteriologists study the structure, physiology, genetics and other characteristics of microscopic bacteria.

Education Information

There are many degree programs in the biological sciences, and you can also find microbiology programs that have bacteriology specializations. Individuals interested in the biological sciences need a solid foundation in mathematics, physics and chemistry. Students may pursue science-related career paths directly after receiving their undergraduate degree. They could also continue their education in graduate, medical, veterinary or other programs. Listed below are links to a few articles about degree programs in this field.

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