Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Research in BioSciences

Research is highly encouraged for all students at Rice University as it 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 can participate in a wide variety of research projects both on- and off-campus. Students may receive Biosciences credit for research through the internship course BIOS 299, undergraduate research courses BIOS 310 and NEUR 310, and the honors research courses programs in Biosciences and Neurosciences (BIOS 401/402/411/412, NEUR 401/402).

Click this link for tips on finding and succeeding in research opportunities and information on registering for BIOS 299, BIOS 310, and NEUR 310. For information on Biosciences Honors Research view this document.

Members of the Rice community interested in viewing advising resources and receiving regular biosciences research opportunity postings should enroll in the BioSciences Opportunities Canvas site.

BioSciences Summer Research Course for Local High School Students

This 7-week course is for high school juniors and seniors to conduct scientific research in the laboratories of Rice faculty in Biosciences. Students will engage in full time research and will be mentored by experienced researchers under the supervision of Rice faculty. Participating students will also receive formal instruction on the basics of scientific research and receive 5 hours of Rice University course credit. Interested students must first complete the department application: BIOS 110 Application. After department approval, students will be required to enroll as a visiting student; tuition and fees will apply.

Applications will not be accepted after Monday, April 8th.