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Life Sciences, Medicine & Health

Microbial, Cellular and Molecular Biology - Microbiology Option (MCMB) - BSc

Full program details & costs, with admission requirements. Discover your dream program.

Program facts

  • Program type
    Bachelor's
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Tuition fees per year
    32,220 USD
  • Language taught in
    English
  • Start date
    January, May, August

Program Overview

What Auburn University says about their program:
"The Microbial, Cellular and Molecular Biology major provides students with an excellent foundation in the areas of microbiology, cellular and molecular biology that emphasizes the understanding of life at the cellular and molecular level. The choice of a formal option within the major allows students to concentrate on a particular area of interest. Each option provides a wide variety of courses and opportunities for undergraduate research. Students selecting the Microbiology option will be well prepared for postgraduate work or career advancement in a number of areas including food, environmental and medical microbiology. Students selecting the Cell and Molecular Biology option would also be well prepared for postgraduate study or career advancement in any area of eukaryotic cell or molecular biology. Both options provide excellent preparation for students interested in biotechnology or professional programs in the health sciences."

Admissions requirements

We will guide you through the application procedure; please see the details below.

Admission to Auburn is competitive and highly selective in all majors. Therefore, international applicants, like all other students, must have an excellent academic record to be considered for admission.

Test Scores

The ACT or the SAT is required of all freshman international applicants, as well as freshman transfer applicants with less than 30 semester credit hours. Arrangements should be made for the test results to be sent directly to the Office of Admission by the testing agency.

Proficiency in the English Language

If English is not your native language you must show proof of English proficiency. To show proficiency you must:

  • Submit a TOEFL and/or PTE score of 79 for the internet based test OR 213 on the new computerized test OR 550 on the written paper-based test OR a 53 on the PTE. A band score of 6.5 or better on the IELTS is also acceptable.
  • Graduate from a U.S. high school.

Academic Transcripts

  • International freshman students who are attending U.S. high schools can send their transcripts directly to the Office of Admission and are not required to submit an evaluation.
  • All international freshman students currently attending a secondary school (high school) outside the U.S. must submit two (2) types of their official transcripts or official records.

Independent Credentials Evaluators

Auburn University requires all international applicants to have their foreign transcripts evaluated by an independent credentials evaluator. We do require that your evaluated transcripts have a listed grade point average (GPA) whether you are applying as a freshman or transfer student. Below is a list of some of the Credentials Evaluation Services which are available to you.

Financial Affidavit / Supporting Bank Letter

Auburn University policies require that ALL foreign students seeking admissions into a degree program show proof of financial support for themselves AND their dependents, which covers the cost of tuition, fees, housing, food, books, supplies, personal items, transportation and health insurance for a minimum of 9 months. Admission will not be granted if this proof of financial support is not provided.

Fees and funding

Undergraduate Tuition: US$32,220 per year Pathway programs from US$34,400 per program

Visa requirements for Auburn University

Many international students will require a visa to study in the US, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

USA student visa requirements