In addition to being an outstanding undergraduate institution, the U of R is also a major research university . One of the Rochester Advantages is the opportunity for undergraduates to gain hands-on experience doing modern biomedical research.
DEGREE WITH DISTINCTION IN RESEARCH: A degree with distinction in research is an honor that recognizes a student for outstanding accomplishments in research. Students majoring in the Undergraduate Program in Biology and Medicine (UPBM) with research of exceptional quality and a minimum BIO GPA of 2.7 may apply for candidacy during their senior year. Candidates must have developed a novel body of work that includes publication quality data from which to generate a senior thesis. In addition, candidates must successfully present and defend their senior thesis before a faculty examination committee. ... more
DE KIEWIET SUMMER RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS: Allow students in B.A. and B.S. tracks to gain research experience in the laboratories of Program Faculty during the summer. Students submit competitive applications for these paid positions.
INDEPENDENT RESEARCH: Allows students in B.A. and B.S. tracks to gain research experience in the laboratories of Program Faculty during the school year. Students earn academic credit for their work.
OFFICE OF UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH AND MENTORING: For more information on other UR research opportunities, summer programs, conferences, fellowships & awards, student organizations and the Journal of Undergraudate Resarch (jur), vist the Office of Undergraduate Research and Mentoring website.