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Research Opportunities for Undergraduates in Biology

Undergraduate students may register for the following courses to earn academic credit for research:

BIOL 398    Independent Study (pass/fail, for first and second year students)
BIOL 498    Advanced Independent Study (regular letter grade, for juniors and seniors)
BIOL 488    Senior Inquiry: Laboratory Research (satisfies the Senior Inquiry requirement for the Bachelor of Science Degree)

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.

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.

The faculty mentor should complete this form with the student and submit it to the Biology Department.

To update information on this site or to request more information, please contact Dr. Lindzy F. Dodson in the Department of Biology.

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