• Biology field study trip

    Students have research opportunities over the summer to participate in the Davidson Research Initiative and other research opportunitues on or off campus.

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Biology

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Davidson, NC 28035

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Research

The Biology Department is dedicated to giving our students research opportunities in the laboratory and in the field. In addition to the research projects that are an integral part of lab courses, students have the opportunity to design semester-long independent research courses, develop a year-long honors thesis project, collaborate with professors on research, and participate in paid summer internships.

Undergraduate research experiences are frequently required for admission to many graduate and professional schools. Most elite graduate programs expect research experience when a student applies. Biology offers our students research experiences that will help them become superior graduate program candidates.

Independent Research

In BIO 371 and 372 students do independent research under the direction and supervision of a faculty member.

The Biology Department thesis program is designed to promote, develop, and recognize individual excellence through a year of directed independent research.

Research with Professors

Our professors have a wide variety of research interests, and often collaborate with students on projects, as well as co-author papers and articles with them.

Summer Research

Students have research opportunities over the summers to participate in the Davidson Research Initiative and other research opportunitues on or off campus.

Many students take summer research positions around the country, ranging from bench work at Caltech, to field studies at Glacier National Park, to bioethics work at the National Institutes of Health.