Research Experience

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. Research experience also connects our undergraduates to a larger scientific community, one including graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and research professionals.  

The Biology department at Boston College offers undergraduates the opportunity to fully participate in research activities through Advanced Lab Courses, research in a faculty lab, or off-campus research.