All students in our department, and particularly those interested in earning graduate degrees, are strongly encouraged to engage in undergraduate research. Opportunities exist in the Department of Biological Sciences as well as in other departments across campus and in industry. Through undergraduate research, students deepen their knowledge of their discipline, increase their understanding of the nature and practice of science, and gain new technical and transferable skills.
How to find undergraduate research opportunities:
- Connecting Undergraduates to Research Opportunities in the Sciences (CURiOuS)
- BioGuru Google Group for all undergraduates in the department where many opportunities, updates, and news items are posted : firstname.lastname@example.org
- Office of Undergraduate Research
- Links to external resources
- ePACK system (co-ops and internships that are research-related)
- Opportunities at the College of Veterinary Medicine
- Faculty research areas in the Department of Biological Sciences
- Research labs on Centennial Campus, including Toxicology
- NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates
- George Barthalmus Undergraduate Research Grants
- Research PackTrack Student Organization
Getting course credit for research participation: Some programs in our department require a student earn credit for experiential learning, and pre-approved undergraduate research opportunities can fulfill that requirement. Students should work with their advisers to understand their requirement for experiential learning. Curricula that do not require such experiences can offer elective credit to students for approved work. Credit will not rewarded retroactively for prior work.