A unique aspect of our program is that all Biochemistry and Genetics majors will take 4 hours of research as a degree requirement. The fourth hour must be the writing intensive hour. Each student must find a lab to fulfill their research credit, we do maintain a list of labs where our students have worked in the past. Students are not limited to this list, but can use it as reference. To see this list, visit the Undergraduate Advising Office in BICH 104.
A student should begin working in a lab as early as possible. Waiting until senior year can present some difficulty as students who began earlier are continuing in their designated lab and each lab can only accept a specific number of undergraduates. Therefore, a student should begin contacting potential research supervisors a few months before the semester they anticipate beginning research for credit. Once the research supervisor has agreed to allow them to work in their lab, then they must fill out the appropriate form, have it signed by the research supervisor and turned back in to our office.
The forms you will need for research credit:
Students can also participate in a summer research program in biochemistry.