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School of Molecular Biosciences

By studying microorganisms and viruses, you’ll learn how to develop new species with applications in alternative energy production, pharmaceutical science, and more.


  • Global Campus (Online)
  • Pullman
  • Tri-Cities
  • Vancouver

Degree Types:

  • Bachelor's
  • Certificate
  • Doctorate
  • Graduate Certificate
  • Master's
  • Minor


  • STARS program helps you get an early start on a Ph.D. in biochemistry, genetics and cell biology,  microbiology, or neuroscience.
  • Participate in undergraduate research guided by renowned faculty in fields like antimicrobial resistance, immunology, and virology 
  • Owen Science and Engineering Library, the largest of its kind in the Pacific Northwest 
  • Join a math, science, and engineering residence hall, where you can study with your neighbors, get free tutoring, and use the hall’s computer lab


Medical Technology focuses on microbiological techniques to diagnose diseases and pathologies related to human-microbe interactions. 

Molecular Biology focuses on the fundamental mechanisms of living cells through approaches from chemistry, physics, and biology. 


With a Microbiology degree, you can work in:  

  • Biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries 
  • Water quality and environmental testing 
  • Agricultural and food industries 
  • Private or governmental laboratories 
  • Research and development 

Transfer Students

WSU accepts credit from Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and CLEP exams, associate degrees, Running Start and more.  

You’re considered a transfer student at WSU if you’ve received college credit post-high school.  

Use our Transfer Course Search Tool to determine what courses you need to take at your current institution to transition to WSU smoothly. 

Admission to WSU and admission to your desired major are two separate processes. Contact your academic department for specific requirements and prerequisites unique to your major.   


Complete the General Scholarship Application to be eligible for 700+ WSU scholarship programs, including ones specifically for a major you’re interested in. Use our search tool to find more scholarships outside WSU.  

Fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid) to be considered for scholarships, grants, loans, and other forms of aid. 

Internships, Jobs, and Work-study

Find hundreds of student-friendly jobs, internships, and work-study opportunities with our WSU student job board, Handshake. You can also check with departments for internships specific to a major. 

Get advice and learn more at the Academic Success and Career Center. 

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Degree Options


  • Pullman


  • Global Campus (Online)

Professional Molecular Science

  • Pullman
  • Global Campus (Online)


  • Pullman

Molecular Biology

  • Pullman

Business of Biomedicine

  • Pullman

Molecular Biosciences

  • Pullman
  • Vancouver
  • Tri-Cities


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