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Applied and Environmental Microbiology

administrative contact

Sven Verlinden
phone: 304-293-2944

program contact

Sven Verlinden
phone: 304-293-2944

Program Details

Program Description

The Applied and Environmental Microbiology Program is ideal for students who desire a career at the forefront of human and plant health, the pharmaceutical industry, food science and the environment. Graduates will be prepared to be productive team members in a variety of settings including microbial ecology, soil microbiology, environmental microbiology and plant pathology. Likewise, students are prepared for further educational training at the graduate level, or for professional schools including medical, dental and optometry.

Career Profile

Opportunities for employment include federal and state governmental laboratories, private environmental consulting companies, pharmaceutical industry, food production, food safety and clinical laboratories in the healthcare industry.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Please see Office of Admissions - English Language Proficiency for more information.

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