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Undergraduate Program

UW Microbiology

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

​The Microbiology major is a minimum admissions major. Students meeting the minimum admission requirements will likely be able to declare the major if they meet the criteria below and meet with the adviser. There is no application process.

  • A minimum of 75 credits applicable to graduation, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 overall, and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 in prerequisite chemistry and biology courses listed below.
  • Completion of the following prerequisite courses (or their equivalencies):
  • For general inquiries, including faculty/add codes for courses, and advising appointments, please email our undergraduate advisor Josey Overfield at
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To schedule an advising appointment with Josey Overfield, the Microbiology Undergraduate Adviser, please use this link:

With other questions or concerns, email Josey Overfield at