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Microbiology: Pre-Medical

Research microorganisms to develop a crucial understanding of ecosystems, human health and beyond for a focus in a pre-medical career path.

Microbiology: Pre-Medical – B.S. in Microbiology, Pre-Medical Emphasis

In the Microbiology: Pre-Medical Track program at Montana State, students are able to delve into the study of medical microbiology, immunology and virology to prepare for medical or dental school, as well as other careers within the medical profession. For interested Microbiology: Pre-Medical Track students, the Health Professions Advising (HPA) Office is also available as a resource as they prepare for careers in healthcare.

The Microbiology major at Montana State offers five additional Options Within the Major: General Microbiology, Pre-Veterinary, Environmental Microbiology, Environmental Health and Medical Laboratory Science.


“I’ve always known that I wanted to be a doctor and come back to my reservation […] I think how I could be valuable on my reservation is by being an internal medicine doctor. I want to make a big difference in my community … and create community-driven programs focusing on improving the health of the Crow people.”

Brianna Bull Shows ’20, Udall Scholar, Microbiology and Pre-Medicine 


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University of the Yellowstone™
Montana State students make the surrounding Yellowstone ecosystem their classroom, laboratory and playground.

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Goldwater Scholars
Montana State is the Top 3 in the West in recipients of the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship for students in math, science and engineering.

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Unique Opportunities
At Montana State, undergraduates are offered hands-on experiences in labs, studios, teaching farms and in the surrounding wilderness.



Career Resources

Within their first year of graduation, more than 96% of Montana State graduates are employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment, and career guidance website Zippia consistently ranks MSU as the #1 school in the state where alumni are most likely to land jobs.

Career Coaching & Professional Skills Studio

Professional career coaches help students with their career exploration, employer networking opportunities and job or internship searches. They also critique resumes and help students practice job interviews. Additionally, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success offers free workshops for students to develop the professional communication and collaboration skills that are highly sought after by employers.


Microbiology: Pre-Medical students at Montana State University go into careers such as:

  • Medicine
  • Infectious Disease Physicians
  • Public Health

To explore more career possibilities, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success has a variety of tools available , including self-assessment and working with career coaches.