BABA General Studies Specialization: Microbiology & Cell Science

The Microbiology & Cell Science (MCS) area of specialization is offered through the Department of Microbiology and Cell Science in the Colleges of Agricultural and Life Sciences to students for entry into graduate studies in microbiology, cell biology and related cellular and biomolecular sciences as well as providing a background for entry into government, industrial research and diagnostic laboratories, and professional program in medical, dental and veterinary medicine. For career information visit the UF Career Connections Center.


Students are required to have a minimum of four classes totaling 12 hours from any of the 3000-4000 level courses listed below and maintain a minimum 2.0 area of specialization GPA. Be sure to check course prerequisite requirements. Visit the Undergraduate Catalog Courses page to find more details for each course.

  • MCB 3023 Principles of Microbiology
  • MCB 3023L Principles of Microbiology Lab
  • MCB 4304 Genetics of Microorganisms or PCB 4522 Molecular Genetics
  • MCB 4203 Bacterial and Viral Pathogens or PCB 4233 Immunology
  • BCH 4024 Introduction to Biochemistry or CHM 3218 Bioorganic Chemistry

Contact Information

You are always welcome to meet with an advisor in the Heavener School of Business, however, advising specifically related to Microbiology and Cell Science is available through the Microbiology and Cell Science Department in the College of Agricultural & Life Sciences. For registration, scheduling, and area-specific questions, please contact:

Bryan Korithoski
1052 Microbiology

Minor Option

A minor is not available in this area of specialization.