Bachelor of Science: Applied Microscopy
Do you enjoy solving mysteries and have an interest in natural science? Are you intrigued by looking at particles on a microscopic level? The Applied Microscopy program may be the best option for you. The highly in-demand field of Microscopy is providing exciting new career opportunities for today's students. Microscopy is for those interested in solving problems and analyzing samples on a microscopic scale.
Our program gives you an opportunity to take advantage of our partnership with the Hooke College of Applied Sciences, internationally known for its excellent reputation for materials characterization and identification through microscopy and microanalysis. It is widely regarded by industry, academia and government institutions as “the premier microscopy resource.”
Microscopy is used every day in a wide range of industries. This program will give you an “edge over the competition” with in-depth training on the use of microscopes and practical applications for sample analysis.
Hooke specializes in undergraduate and graduate training for scientists, crime lab personnel, researchers, educators and technicians from around the world. You will master theory and practice with a range of microscopes and technologies for chemical, biological and forensic applications through intensive coursework at both institutions.
General Course Information
In the College of Arts and Sciences, you can earn your bachelor of science degree in 80 semester hours of study. Of the required hours, many are completed through mandatory classes in general, organic and analytical chemistry, biology, forensic science, instrumental analysis, calculus and physics.
You also will take two semesters of courses at the Hooke College of Applied Sciences, including required courses in polarized light microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, infrared and Raman microspectroscopy, particle isolation, and manipulation and optical crystallography techniques.
You can choose your remaining hours of credit from a list of Hooke College of Applied Sciences courses. Students must earn grades of “B” or better in all coursework at Concordia and the Hooke College of Applied Sciences to earn the bachelor of science degree.
Opportunities: Hooke College of Applied Sciences
Microscopy graduates are in demand for areas such as homeland security, public safety and health, aerospace and automotive industries, chemical identification and development, containment identification, education, food contamination, paints, coating and packaging, polymer research and development, and sales of scientific equipment.
Students complete upper-level coursework over two semesters at Hooke, learning and using the most advanced modern microscopy technology at its state-of the-art learning center in Westmont, just 15 miles from the Concordia campus.
Concordia’s natural science faculty provide excellent foundational instruction, while Hooke’s scientists provide specialized education and hands-on training with state-of-the-art microscopy instrumentation. You will learn the latest skills and techniques from world leaders in microscopy through a variety of courses.
The faculty at Hooke are teaching scientists and researchers. To learn more, visit www.hookecollege.com.