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Biological Sciences BA - Academic Experience

(HEGIS: 04.01 BIOLOGY GENERAL, CIP: 26.0101 Biology/Biological Sciences, General)

Academic Opportunities

Students have the opportunity to perform research projects (BIO 498 Undergraduate Research) in the laboratories of departmental faculty members. Qualifying students may also apply to the departmental Honors Research Program. For more information about the Honors Program, see Departmental Honors Requirements under Program Requirements.

Experiential Learning

A wide range of opportunities are available for students majoring in the Biological Sciences to gain experience outside of the context of the traditional lecture and laboratory course work that is offered by the department. Among the nationally-recognized faculty in the department, many lead externally-funded laboratories where students find research positions and thus gain valuable experience under the guidance of their faculty mentors. Students engaged in research (BIO 497 Honors Research or BIO 498 Undergraduate Research) may earn academic credit, or in some cases students may be remunerated for their research work if their mentors have grant funds for that purpose.

Study Abroad

Extracurricular Activities

Undergraduate Biology Association: This organization is an active group open to all students. It sponsors special speakers on research, graduate school, and other selected topics. It also sponsors social activities.

Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE):The goal of WiSE is to increase the recruitment, retention and success of women in science, technology, engineering and math.

Association for Pre-Medical Students

National Pre-Health Honor Society

See also the UB Student Association webpage

Honors and Awards

Departmental Honors

The Department of Biological Sciences has a thriving honors research program for eligible Juniors and Seniors. For more information about the program see Departmental Honors Requirements under Program Requirements.

Published: Jan 25, 2023 07:58:37