Undergraduate Research

At Brown, students work alongside faculty experts to generate new discoveries and set the stage for scientific breakthroughs.

The Program in Biology exposes undergraduates to research through practical training, courses, and opportunities for independent study with faculty pursuing cutting-edge science in a variety of fields. 

Research and experiential learning are valuable and rewarding experiences for undergraduates no matter what the longer-term career plans may be. For students seeking the ScB degree, research is a requirement. For students in an AB program, research for credit is an option. For projects carried out over a longer period that take substantive shape, a senior honors thesis is a possible outcome.
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