Undergraduates are encouraged to participate in research to prepare themselves for graduate school, professional school, or industry. There are multiple opportunities for undergraduates to be involved in research within the Department of Biochemistry. Consider reaching out to faculty through email or in person about possible openings in their labs. A list of faculty interested in having undergraduates undertake independent research in their groups for the Fall 2019/Spring 2020 academic year can be found here.
If you have any questions about undergraduate research, and getting connected to any opportunities, please email our Undergraduate Program Manager at email@example.com or be on the look out for information about one of our research orientation events.
Students wishing to complete independent research for elective credit, may enroll in BCHM 4901 Independent Study. Students may enroll for up to 6 credits of independent study in one semester, and departmental policy requires a minimum average of 3 hours per week per credit. To register for BCHM 4901, please complete the attached form and follow the registration information listed in the form. Please direct any questions to our Independent Study Coordinator and Undergraduate Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CU Boulder also has several programs to support undergraduate research.
- Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)
UROP supports research partnerships between faculty and undergraduate students from numerous academic areas.
- Biological Sciences Initiative (BSI) Scholars in STEM Undergraduate Research
BSI provides an hourly wage to undergraduate students who want to gain research experience.
- Discovery Learning Apprenticeship Program
Undergraduate engineering students can earn hourly wages while engaging in research with CU-Boulder faculty and graduate students.