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Undergraduate Program

UW Microbiology

Major Course Requirements

The following courses are the requirements and options available for students pursuing a degree in Microbiology from the University of Washington, Seattle Campus.

As of winter quarter 2023, we have updated the major requirements for the Bachelors of Science in Microbiology.

Students who declare winter 2023 will complete the following requirements: MICROBIOLOGY DEGREE REQUIREMENTS AND ELECTIVES PACKET (WINTER 2023 AND BEYOND)

The links below will take you to the University of Washington course catalog for descriptions of the courses offered.


Elective credits from the approved list to reach a total of 28 when the distribution areas are satisfied. 


Please reach out to Josey Overfield: Microbiology Undergraduate Adviser, at, to make an appointment or with any questions.