Undergraduate students may register for the following courses to earn academic credit for research:
BIOL 4960 Independent Study (pass/fail, no prerequisite)
BIOL 4980 Advanced Independent Study (regular letter grade, for students who have completed at least 6 hours of 3000+ level Biology courses)
NOTE: B.S. Biology Majors may count up to 4 hours of research credit toward the 35 hours of upper division Biology classes needed to complete their degree. B.A. Biology Majors may count up to 3 hours of research credit. Research for credit does NOT count toward the 12 credit hours of upper division Biology classes needed to complete a Biology Minor.
Students may conduct research under the direction of a a faculty member from the Department of Biology. We also encourage students to pursue opportunities outside of the department with faculty at affiliated departments or institutions, including the Saint Louis University School of Medicine, the Saint Louis Zoo, and the Missouri Botanical Garden.
The faculty mentor should complete this form with the student and submit it to the Biology Department.
Research Opportunities in the Biology Department
SLU Med School Research Lab Links: Contains web addresses to research departments and individual laboratories at SLU Medical School.
Summer research experiences:
Many universities offer special summer research experiences for undergraduate students from outside universities. These programs typically offer students room, board, and a small stipend. Most programs have applications deadlines ranging from early January until Mid March, but vary by program. If you are interested, please review the following presentation: How to find a Summer Research Experience - Presentation by Dr. Valone (Updated Fall 2014). Summer research programs (Summer 2015) suggested by SLU Faculty are listed below:
A University of Virginia NSF summer undergraduate research program at Mountain Lake Biological Station, suggest by Dr. Fowler-Finn. Applications due February 20th, 2015: http://mlbs.org/reuprogram
Summer Undergraduate Research Experience at WSU. Applications due March 15th, 2015: http://undergraduate.vetmed.wsu.edu/SURE
To update information on this site or to request more information, please contact Dr. Lindzy F. Dodson in the Department of Biology.