To date, we’ve asked 45 current and past microbiological sciences and immunology students about their happiness with their degree. Turns out, they rate it average.

The major you choose will have a lasting effect on your career.

To help you reach the decision that is right for you, we asked students who have pursued a microbiological sciences and immunology degree to respond to questions concerning five dimensions of the educational track they chose:

  • Course material: Were they interested in the material they learned?
  • Intellectual fulfillment: Did they find the coursework intellectually stimulating?
  • Job prospects: Did they leave the program with job opportunities?
  • Personality: Was the degree a good fit for their personality?
  • Overall fit: Were they happy with the program overall?

We examined their responses and combined the rankings to give us an average satisfaction score across all students. This doesn't necessarily reflect how satisfied you would be with a microbiological sciences and immunology degree, but it’s a starting point to help you evaluate your options.

How satisfied are microbiological sciences and immunology students compared to other degrees?

Overall, microbiological sciences and immunology students rate their satisfaction with their degree a 2.8 out of 5. This is low compared to other degrees which average a rating of 3.28 across all degrees. For context, microbiological sciences and immunology students rate their happiness similarly to students in Communicative Disorders, Legal Research And Advanced Professional Studies and Environmental Engineering.

Here are other degrees that have a similar satisfaction rating to microbiological sciences and immunology

DegreeAvg Grad SalarySatisfaction
Hospitality Management and Related Studies$54,340
Nursing Science$68,523
Communicative Disorders$44,886
Legal Research And Advanced Professional Studies$64,557
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology$66,499
Environmental Engineering$87,955
Accounting$84,813
French Language$58,311
Hospitality Management$57,810

Let's break that down further.

Are microbiological sciences and immunology students satisfied with what they’re learning?

We asked students about their satisfaction with their course material and overall intellectual fulfillment. Here’s what they said:

We asked graduates how interesting they found the course material to be. Their response was:
3.7 out of 5 stars
55 ratings
5 stars
27%
4 stars
35%
3 stars
24%
2 stars
7%
1 stars
5%
We asked graduates how intellectually fulfilling they found the degree. Their response was:
3.6 out of 5 stars
54 ratings
5 stars
26%
4 stars
33%
3 stars
20%
2 stars
11%
1 stars
7%

These ratings are meant to give you an indication about what other people enrolled in microbiological sciences and immunology experienced. While their input is useful, keep in mind that different people have had vastly different experiences, all of which were impacted by their personal motivations, professors, and specific curriculum. Always keep your own goals at the center of your decision-making process when it comes to something as significant as your education.

Did microbiological sciences and immunology graduates leave school with good job prospects?

Of course, working towards a degree is also about pursuing your desired career. Here’s what microbiological sciences and immunology grads had to say about their job prospects:

We asked graduates how satisfied they were with their job prospects. Their response was:
3.1 out of 5 stars
54 ratings
5 stars
19%
4 stars
17%
3 stars
33%
2 stars
15%
1 stars
15%

These responses represent a wide range of opinions. Things like extracurricular activities, internships and work placements can set you up for success after graduation.

Were microbiological sciences and immunology students happy with their degree overall?

This rating takes into account all factors: how demanding the program is, whether graduates felt it was worthwhile, and how fulfilling they found their educational experience.

We asked graduates how satisfied they were with their degree as a whole. Their response was:
2.8 out of 5 stars
45 ratings
5 stars
7%
4 stars
22%
3 stars
24%
2 stars
27%
1 stars
16%

As you consider this information and input from others, remember above all that your choice should be based on your interests, goals, passions, and abilities. Consider the future and give yourself time. If you’re feeling unsure, click here to take our career assessment and see what path could be right for you.

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