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The world is filled with microscopic organisms that are far too small to see with the naked eye. Get out your microscopes and take a closer look!

Microbiologists study microscopic organisms such as bacteria, viruses, algae or fungi, and the effects these have on plants, animals and humans. Microbiologists use this knowledge to develop products and procedures to benefit humans or the environment.

Microbiologists are responsible for many of the manufactured goods in society, such as food and drink, antibiotics and the health of ecosystems in the environment. They work in numerous industries including agriculture, human health, government organisations and industrial research.

Microbiology can be studied as major under a Bachelor of Science and compliments various other science subjects such as chemistry and ecology. During your degree, you will cover a wide variety of topics, including microbes and medicine, infection and immunity, genetics, health and food, environmental microbiology and virology.