Undergraduate Research

Even as freshmen, all Natural Sciences students have access to mentored research opportunities with our faculty and our partners at the Texas Medical Center. In fact, more than 75% of Natural Sciences students are involved in research before they graduate.

Benefits of undergraduate research

  • Work closely with a faculty mentor, benefit from their knowledge and experience
  • Increase your confidence in your understanding of the subject material and in your research skills
  • Apply the knowledge you've gained in the classroom to solve actual real-world problems
  • Clarify your interests and post-graduation goals, confirm your desire to go to into medicine or attend graduate school
  • Develop communication, critical thinking and problem-solving skills that will serve you well competing for top job placements and spots in grad and med school

Whether you're a first-year student whose only research experience is in high school lab or an upperclassman who already has some research experience, there is an undergraduate research opportunity that is the right fit for you.