Human Biology majors are encouraged to become involved in undergraduate research.
Here are some suggested steps for finding a research program:
1. Think about research topics that interest you.
2. Visit faculty members' web pages to find research programs that interest you:
- Dept. of Anthropology
- Dept. of Applied Behavioral Science
- Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
- Dept. of Molecular Biosciences
- Dept. of Psychology
- Dept. of Speech-Language-Hearing: Sciences & Disorders
3. When you find research that interests you, we recommend that you learn even more about the program by looking up some of the relevant publications to get a better idea of what the research entails and also to see what scientific publications are like.
4. Make contact with a faculty member, explaining that you've read about her/his research and that you're interested in volunteering in her/his research program. Keep in mind that not every faculty member will have the availability to take on a new student when you contact her/him, so if you don't meet with success at first, you should keep trying with other faculty members and potentially at other points in time, too. If you e-mail faculty members, please practice good e-mail etiquette (see the Dept. of Psychology's etiquette tips).