|Research in the Biology Department|
Every undergraduate major must compete a research project that begins in the fall semester of their 3rd year. Each senior works closely with a mentor in the biology department to develop an independent and original research topic that culminates in a senior paper and presentation at the end of the senior year.
All of the biology faculty members have on-going and short term research projects and programs, and this required research sequence allows for scholarship development for both faculty and students. Students often have the opportunity to present their undergraduate research project at local, regional and national conferences, and some projects are ultimately published in peer-reviewed journals.