Undergraduate Research Opportunities
We strongly encourage our undergraduates to participate in research. The possibilities range from volunteer work, work study and non-work study jobs, to independent research projects. Students can arrange research projects with individual faculty members or they may participate in one of several research programs. Several of these programs are striving to attract minorities and women in an effort to benefit students of all ethnic backgrounds and under-represented groups. Independent research through any of these programs can lead into our departmental honors program.
Cuurently, five undergraduate research programs exist in the Biology Department:
- The Biology Honors Program
- NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program
- Initiative for Minority Student Development (IMSD)
- Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Program
For those undergraduates interested in and/or currently participating in undergraduate research experiences in science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics, The Web Guide to Research for Undergraduates (WebGuru) is an interactive, web-based tool that provides information and links to reliable electronic resources on all aspects of the undergraduate research experience.