Once you’ve declared your major, it’s important that you establish regular contact with your advisor, your professors, and with the department office staff. They can be tremendous resources for you and help you maximize your college experience. For example, there might be scholarships, internships or new sources of financial aid, for which you qualify. To find out what’s available – and the eligibility requirements – contact the department office.
- Part-time and summer jobs, internships, service learning and volunteering can play an integral part in your preparation for the future. The faculty and staff in your major area may provide you with wonderful networking opportunities.
- Scholarship opportunities are available from many sources. Some are available only to our biology department undergraduates. Some awards consider all eligible students while others require an application process.
- Extracurricular activities can enhance your classroom experiences. There are more than 150 clubs and organizations, including the Biology Club for you to consider. Most can help you hone your leadership skills, help you connect with students who share your interests, and in some cases, expand your academic experience.
- Undergraduate Research in the Biology Department provides diverse opportunities for students to conduct scholarly research in the laboratory and field in close collaboration with a faculty mentor. Major portions of the research carried out in the department is done or aided by undergraduates.