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Beyond the Classroom

Your education in biology is enhanced greatly by what you do inside the classroom and also by your involvement with the department, your peers, and the wider community. National surveys also tell us that employers believe the #1 experience they want for college graduates is an internship. Here are some of the possibilities for our students to create a well-rounded education.

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The National Biological Honor Society, TriBeta is particularly for undergrad students and is dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research.

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Study Abroad & Study USA

Students in woodsThe University of Mississippi Department of Biology offers many opportunities for students interested in broadening their horizons via travel and study both inside and outside the United States. The locations and courses chosen for these excursions grant our students a more holistic view of the field of biology beyond our classrooms on campus.

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Biology Undergraduate Research Program (BURP)

We’ve made it easier for you to find out about opportunities for research participation in the University of Mississippi Department of Biology. Our researchers are often looking for lab and/or field assistance. By working with them, you’ll gain valuable training and research skills.

Visit the Biology Undergraduate Research Program (BURP) to find out about the opportunities currently available.

Research Opportunities

The Department of Biology faculty mentor undergraduate students in research activity. Research in the department ranges from scales of the gene to the ecosystem, with many faculty bridging sub-disciplines of biology in their areas of interest. Areas of emphasis include:

Cellular and Molecular Biology
Conservation and Restoration Biology
Evolution, Biodiversity, and Systematics
Freshwater, Marine, and Wetland Ecology
MIcrobiology
Neurobiology, Behavior, and Physiology
Symbioses and Species Interactions