This option is open to undergraduate students who wish to gain knowledge and experience in performing biology laboratory research and plan to pursue a career in scientific research and/or biotechnology. They also may plan to pursue a masters-level or doctoral-level program in the sciences or attend a professional school. The advantage of this program is the requirement for three semesters of undergraduate research experience. Admission to this program is by application only. Students should have applied for admission to the program by the end of their Sophomore year. Application forms may be obtained from the departmental secretary.
During the first three years of the program, students complete their core requirements for the B.S. degree in Biology (Ecology is not required) and their core requirements in Chemistry. Before or during the Spring semester of the Junior year, students should have initiated a research project with a Biology faculty member. Students must complete three (3) semesters of undergraduate research and must be enrolled in Biol 4983 each semester while involved in the research project. This project culminates in the Senior year with preparation of a publishable Senior Thesis. Additional required elective courses in Biology and Chemistry are selected through consultation with their Biology Department advisor.
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