Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Take part in the research process alongside esteemed Department of Biology faculty members for an invaluable undergraduate learning experience.

All biology students are encouraged to participate in the research programs of biology faculty members (see faculty biographies for details). Taking part in the research process alongside one of your professors can be a valuable component of the undergraduate experience.

You'll learn how the process of science really works, valuable research techniques, and get to know your teacher better. Lab and field work is an asset for any graduate, and it is particularly important for students interested in graduate school.

Students engaged in research can get academic credit for their work, or they may receive a stipend or support through a number of programs (such as SURE, McNair Scholarships, Goldwater Scholarships). Many of our students present their research at regional or national conferences and at USD's Creative Collaborations, which is an annual conference showcasing USD student-faculty joint research.

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