Opportunities for Undergraduate Students
Research and Awards
Undergraduate Research Opportunities
All SLU Biology majors have the chance to gain first-hand experience working on exciting projects in
diverse areas of life sciences research. Students can join Biology department faculty research labs
and SLU Medical School research labs.
Off-campus, students can work with research groups at other area universities, as well as institutions
such as the Saint Louis Zoo, Missouri Botanical Garden, the Center for Plant Conservation and the Donald
Danforth Plant Science Center.
Students engaged in research projects in Biology department labs or with many of the other St. Louis area
institutions are encouraged to earn academic credit for their work (course number BIOL 498).
In addition to research opportunities listed above, part-time employment opportunities exist in research labs.
SLU Biology students have worked with Monsanto, the Center for Emerging Technologies, the Human Genome
Project and area hospitals.
Many opportunities for student awards exist. Including Cove internships offered by the Pre-professional Health
program, the Monsanto Scholars program for African-American students and Tri-Beta awards.