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Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Undergraduate Research

biology department

Matthew Evans '15

About Undergraduate Research

In today’s fast moving environment of scientific breakthrough and innovation, the modern STEM student needs more than just book-smarts, they need hands-on experience with research. The type of experiences that yield a fully formed young investigator who is competent in hypothesizing, designing and trouble-shooting experimental studies. Importantly, once data are obtained, the scientist must be able to effectively interpret the results and communicate them in a way that moves the entire field forward.

The Biology department at Boston College provides 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.