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Undergraduate students in the Department of Biology are highly encouraged to participate in research projects and opportunities abound! Involvement in research provides a different type of training than experiences in the classroom. These opportunities can be important in defining future career goals and in pursuing certain career tracks or advanced education. Undergraduate research can be on a volunteer basis or to earn credit towards a degree by registering for Biology 4905.  If you are interested in undergraduate research:

Undergraduates who participate in Biology 4905 are expected to spend ~7.5-10 hours per week in the lab, maintain a lab notebook describing the research protocols and results, and complete a final project. Depending on the lab, this project might be a written research report, an oral presentation in a lab meeting, or a poster presentation during the Undergraduate Research Symposium.


Charles Davis worked with Dr. Zuleyma Tang-Martinez and presented a poster at the Animal Behavior Society/International Ethological Conference meeting in June 2011 at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Biology undergraduates Melanie Kunkel and Elyse Coffey at a field site in the Ozarks.