Welcome to the department, we look forward to supporting you through your degree! Depending upon whether you are a prospective graduate or undergraduate student, we have different recommendations worth considering for your experience in EBIO.
For Undergraduate Students
Starting your career as an undergraduate student is an exciting experience! A degree in EBIO can help you build skills in research, critical thinking, and computation. We recommend that students consider research and scholarship opportunities, and take advantage of the resources available at CU and through our department.
- Gaining research experience early on can play a valuable role in identifying particular research topics that you’re interested in. We highly recommend reaching out to faculty and graduate students whom you are interested in working with. However, while we highly recommend gaining research experience as an undergraduate student in EBIO, we understand that many students hold part-time jobs and volunteering in a lab can seem like a daunting task. We highly recommend that students discuss independent study or research for credit under the supervision of a faculty mentor. You can access the EBIO independent study/research credit form here. Additionally, There are also a number of funding opportunities associated with lab work. Learn about research and funding opportunities here.
- Building relationships with fellow students can play a monumental role in helping you find positions and learn about research opportunities. The EBIO club is an organization dedicated to connecting EBIO students with each other and with faculty and graduate student mentors.
- You can also gain research experience through student internships. Internships can be taken for credit and are great for career development. To learn more about internship opportunities contact Dr. Harrison Carpenter.
For Graduate Students
Contacting an EBIO faculty member is a crucial step for applying to EBIO
- EBIO graduate students typically do not have to pay for grad school! This is because graduate students are generally supported through teaching or research assistantships. However, Boulder can be an expensive place to live and we recommend visiting the finances tab for more information on affordable housing options, financial aid, and transportation in Boulder.
- Having conversations with potential advisors about funding opportunities is important and can help in financing your research and living expenses. In particular, we highly recommend having these conversations with respect to summer funding opportunities, which are sometimes less straightforward.