Faculty within the Department of Biological Sciences pride ourselves on fostering undergraduate research initiatives. Students have the opportunity to work with any biology faculty member on a wide range of research topics from the cell and molecular level, to the organismal level, to ecosystem level processes. Students get the opportunity to work one on one with a faculty member who will guide them through the scientific method of formulating a hypothesis, designing a research project to test the hypothesis, collecting and interpreting data, and reporting and discussing results. Students can even earn credit towards their degree while conducting research by enrolling in Undergraduate Research (BIOL 475). Undergraduate research is a great way to gain hands-on experience and looks great on job and professional and graduate school résumés.