Undergraduate research opportunities are available within the Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics (MIMG) Major. Undergraduates are strongly encouraged to engage in the laboratory research experience as early as their schedules permit. For students contemplating professional or graduate school, research is, in most cases, necessary. Performing research directly engages students in their chosen field of study in a very meaningful and valuable way. Students are also given the opportunity to present their work, and at times, have their work published in a scientific journal.
The majority of our faculty accept undergraduate researchers in their labs. However, many faculty members require that students fulfill certain course requirements before the student is approved to do research. Because of this, most students don’t begin doing research until their sophomore or junior years. Check with faculty directly to find out about course requirements.
What’s the difference between SRP and 199?
|SRP (MIMG 99)||MIMG 199|
|Learning of protocol/small project||More in-depth, independent project|
|1 or 2 units||4 units|
|P/NP grading only||Letter grading only|
|Approx. 6-10 hrs/wk in lab||Approx. 12-16 hrs/wk in lab|
|No report required||Report required for every quarter|
|Go to Undergrad Research Office (2121 Life Sci) for enrollment and grading information||See below for enrollment|