Biological and Life Sciences

Using Miami’s state-of-the-art laboratories and research facilities, you will investigate the science of living things. Students who choose these majors are usually interested in careers in medicine and health, environmental science and sustainability, biological research and analysis, and science education.

Highlights and Opportunities

  • Conduct terrestrial and aquatic research at the Ecology Research Center
  • Analyze biological data, such as DNA or protein sequences, at the Center for Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary faculty in applied research projects related to food, health, and sustainable agriculture at the Institute for Food
  • Engage with professors on funded research or conduct your own independent research; many faculty-student collaborations result in co-authored journal articles and conference presentations
  • Participate in research-focused internships and scholarships to work on independent projects:
    • Miami-Hughes internship, which provides stipends and research funds
    • Undergraduate Summer Scholars program, which awards a stipend plus money for supplies
    • Mallory-Wilson Center for Healthcare Education, which offers programs to enrich and enhance pre-healthcare education as well as internships and scholarships
  • Take advantage of valuable advice from professors about careers, graduate programs, and professional programs, including schools of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy, optometry, and veterinary science

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