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Student Research


The Department of Biology believes that students learn best and most enthusiastically when they are actually engaged in investigating biological systems, whether viruses, bacteria, plants, animals, people, or ecosystems.

In early courses, our students are required to design and execute their own experiments. Later in the curriculum, students read primary scientific literature, prepare research proposals, carry out their own research projects, and present the results in the form of a poster at the Belmont Undergraduate Research Symposium in the spring.

Many of our alumni have told us that this introduction to research provided excellent preparation for their graduate and professional school experiences.