Undergraduate Research in BioSciences


Research is highly encouraged for all students at Rice University and is an essential job skill for those planning to continue in graduate programs in the sciences or seeking employment in research fields. Rice students in the biosciences have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of research projects both on- and off-campus. Freshman can elect to participate in a Freshman Seminar in Local Biology (BIOS 118 for focus in Biochemistry & Cell Biology or BIOS 119 for focus in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology) as an introduction to undergraduate research at Rice. Students may receive BioSciences credit for such research through the courses BIOS 310 and the honors research courses BIOS 401/402. Students interested in honors research must make application through the form linked below.

Download BIOS 401/402 Honors Research Application.

Those interested in receiving regular biosciences research opportunity postings should enroll in the BioSciences Opportunities Canvas site

See these detailed instructions on finding and succeeding in research opportunities.

Students who have secured a research position in a Biosciences laboratory over the summer may be eligible to participate in the department training program, the Biosciences Summer Research Institute. Secure the approval of your research advisor before submitting the linked application.