Microbiology & Molecular Biotechnology


Microbiology is the study of microorganisms like bacteria, fungi, viruses, protozoa and parasites. Microorganisms play an important role in the environment and in human, animal and plant life and disease. Molecular biotechnology seeks to create solutions to complex biological and health issues.  

This interdisciplinary specialization combines pure and applied microbiology with the complementary area of molecular biotechnology. You can develop expertise in environmental microbiology, molecular genetics, microbial pathogenesis, cellular and molecular biology genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics and biotechnology.  

This specialization must be taken with a major in the BSc(AgEnvSc). The recommended major is Life Sciences (Biological and Agricultural).


Careers in the life sciences require strong grounding in biology, genetics, biochemistry and molecular biology, all of which you will develop as a student in this program. You may also wish to pursue graduate studies in the field.

You could become a professional:

  • Health Scientist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Pharmaceutical researcher
  • Plant and Agricultural Biotechnologist
  • Forensic Scientist

Ready to apply?

For this program, you'll need to apply to the Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences.

Check the full admission requirements for information about deadlines and whether supporting documents are required as part of your application. 

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