COVID-19 Update
09/15/2020

Our operational status

Academic departments will be minimally staffed. Classes for Fall 2020 are a mix of in-person, online, and hybrid. We recommend email and/or Canvas as the best way to reach faculty and instructors.

For more information: UWL's COVID-19 info hub

The Department of Microbiology at UW-La Crosse is a University of Wisconsin Center of Excellence!

We are the only independent microbiology department among the UW comprehensive universities. We offer four different curricular tracks in the undergraduate microbiology major, and two Master of Science (M.S.) concentrations. The Clinical Laboratory Science major is also housed in our department, and provides outstanding employment opportunities using the skills of microbiology and chemistry to make clinical diagnoses.

Upcoming Events

Enjoy your summer!

(but stay safe...)

We prepare you for jobs

  • Food production/fermentation industries 
  • Food, dairy and water testing companies 
  • Hospital and Public health labs
  • Waste and wastewater treatment
  • Biotechnology companies
  • Medical diagnostic companies
  • Large pharmaceutical companies
  • Chemical companies 
  • Cosmetic companies
  • Research laboratories 
  • Environmental testing laboratories
  • Bioremediation companies
  • Forensics labs
  • Quality assurance in many industries
  • Technical writing or sales


A microbiology major is also excellent preparation for:

  • Medical school
  • Veterinary school
  • Pharmacy school
  • Dental school
  • Graduate school in the biological sciences
  • Law school (patent/ technology transfer law)
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Spotlight news

Congratulations to Microbiology 2020 Senior of the Year, Hannah Yackley!

Hannah Yackley 2020 Senior of the Year

 

Congratulations to Clinical Lab Science 2020 Student of the Year, Haley Plachinski!

 Clinical Lab Science 2020 Student of the Year, Haley Plachinsky!

 

Congratulations to Allison Zank for receiving the 2020 Rosandich Graduate Thesis Award

    Allison Zank - graduate thesis award winner