The most direct and obvious counterpoint to a broad liberal arts experience is an intensive immersion in the practicing elements of a discipline. In Biology, involvement in the research laboratory often provides such a counterpoint.
The Biology Department at Boston College is an environment committed to teaching and rich in academic scholarship; an environment that offers undergraduates the opportunity to fully participate in federally- and privately-funded research activities under the guidance of our full-time faculty. This research experience also connects our undergraduates to a larger scientific community, one including graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and research professionals. It’s a great opportunity, but one that does require some focus and planning.