Research Opportunities

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate Research

Biology students are encouraged to participate in faculty-sponsored independent research projects. Students participating in research can register for Biol 4955: Independent research, which can be applied to their electives and lab requirements (a maximum of 3 cr and 2 lab units). Independent student research is also the cornerstone of the Biology Department's Honors program. Please make an appointment with a Biology academic advisorfor further information.

ACCESS Program

If you are a woman interested in studying science and math in college, the ACCESS Program can help you jump-start your education, make friends, and work with leading scientists--and did we mention that it's a great way to help pay for school? Once you're accepted into the ACCESS Program, you'll get started right away with a seven-week science course taught the summer after you graduate from high school.  You can live on campus, make new friends, and find out about professors and classes at the U, all before you start class in the Fall!

Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR)

The purpose of the program is to provide undergraduate students an intensive 10-week research experience under the mentorship of a University of Utah faculty member. The program provides opportunities to gain research experience in a variety of biological fields, including biochemistry, cell and developmental biology, ecology, genetics, immunology, molecular biology, and neurobiology..

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