Research Opportunities

The biology faculty maintain active research programs in a wide range of areas within the Biological Sciences. The research interests of the biology faculty members may be accessed from the Faculty link to the left.

For opportunities to work with a biology faculty member and participate in a research project, please contact individual faculty members.

Research projects may be undertaken for credit, or may receive funding through grants organizations like Sigma Xi, Council on Undergraduate Research, American Society for Microbiology, and others. Other opportunities may exist, as well, so check with individual faculty members.

Undergraduate students may get credit for research by enrolling in the following courses (with departmental permission):

  • BIO 495 Departmental Honors
  • BIO 499 Independent Study and Research

Undergraduate students may get credit for research outside the SCSU Biology Department for credit by enrolling in the following course (with departmental permission):

  • BIO 497 In-Service Training in Biology

Werth Center for Coastal and Marine Studies

The Werth Center for Coastal and Marine Studies enhances student and faculty engagement in coastal and marine environmental/ecological research and education. It provides undergraduate students with opportunities to engage in independent scholarship with faculty guidance. The center supports state-of-the-art models for science education and promotes cross-disciplinary collaboration in the sciences among students and faculty. The center enhances education at the University by fostering collaborative research and pedagogical initiatives among faculty across traditional academic departments in different disciplines. The interdisciplinary nature of coastal marine research provides students with opportunities to learn science by doing science. The University is located centrally along the heavilty urbanized Connecticut coastline proximate to a variety of diverse natural habitats. This setting provides excellent opportunities for research and education focused on the pressures of human development and the need for the preservation of these natural habitats. 

For more information, contact Vincent Breslin or Sean Grace.

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Off-Campus Summer Research Opportunities   

Many other off-campus summer research opportunities for SCSU undergraduates are available. All of these programs include a stipend, usually provide housing, vary in length, and have specific requirements and deadlines.

This is not a complete list. We chose many of these opportunities for this list because they are conveniently located on the East Coast.