Microbiology and Immunology

What is Microbiology and Immunology?

Microbiology is the study of microorganisms. Microbiology typically includes the study of the immune system, or Immunology. Generally, immune systems interact with microbes causing these two disciplines to often intersect which is why many colleges offer a paired degree such as "Microbiology and Immunology". Microbiology is a broad term which includes virology, mycology, parasitology, bacteriology and other branches. A microbiologist is a specialist in microbiology and these related topics.

What do microbiologists/Immunologists do in the Army?

The Medical Service Corps have specific positions slotted for Microbiologists in the Army. From lieutenant to colonel, all are accomplished soldiers who serve their brother and sister soldiers. These soldier-scientists are strategic and creative thinkers; over 85% hold a Doctoral degree and the remaining officers are in pursuit of a PhD. Army microbiologists provide leadership and subject matter expertise whether serving in hospitals, research institutes, Area Medical Laboratories (AML), Combat Support Hospitals (CSH), joint Department of Defense (DoD) commands, or attached to the laboratories of allied nations while on active duty or in a similar capacity as a reservist

Top Microbiology/Immunology Programs for Army Officers:

  • Harvard University
  • Stanford University
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • John Hopkins University
West Point faculty members have attended graduate school through the Army. As a result, they`re familiar with most American universities and would be happy to advise you on this discipline as you consider your options. Feel free to give them a call at: (845)938-3909. When you do so, make sure to identify yourself as a CSP-GRADSO holder.

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