MNS Department started the undergraduate program of BS in Microbiology (136 credits) in Summer 2010. Microbiology, an integral part of molecular biology is emerging as a key biological science involving the study of cellular information. The mission of the undergraduate program in microbiology is to prepare the students for employment in their chosen areas and to provide them with rigorous training so that they can develop proper skills for a successful career in microbiology. A student has option for doing a double-major with microbiology as the first major. One can take a minor in microbiology as well.