Independent research is one of the most exciting educational experiences you can have at college. The Minor in Biomedical Research is designed to help you get involved in laboratory research as early as possible.
After you enroll, the Minor Coordinator and Faculty Advisory Committee help to place you into the laboratory of one of the many participating faculty from the College or Medical School, where you conduct at least four quarters of lab research. You must also complete five courses that focus on skills necessary for success in research as well as the interface of science with policy, ethics, history and philosophy.
Entry into the Minor is competitive; you must submit an application no later than the end of the first quarter of your third year. Before applying to the Minor, you must take an introductory course.
The Minor in Biomedical Research is a free-standing minor, not associated with any one department – students from any major are eligible to apply. Outside of the introductory course, there is no prerequisite. Freshmen are encouraged to apply!