Get out in the field. Get your hands dirty. Get Involved!
Getting involved early with the department is a key to success for students in our department. From entomology to botany, from ecosystems to molecular mechanisms, our faculty include highly respected scientists studying fascinating questions that cover the broad field of biology. Specifically, our research programs provide undergraduates with closely mentored, hands-on research experiences including field-work on every continent (even Antarctica!). We strongly recommend that all of our students identify a research lab that aligns with their interests, and participate in a mentored research project. These research opportunities give students a chance to apply the new knowledge gained from their coursework to participate in the discovery of knowledge at the leading edge of their field. In addition, close interaction with faculty mentors on a research question provides a rich training environment that complements the major coursework.
Learn more about current research in the department
See the list of faculty and research opportunities here.