Student Research Guide

Information for Students Interested in Research

Students can conduct research in the Bryn Mawr Biology Department on a part-time basis during the academic year or full-time during the summer.

  • During the academic year, students who enroll in BIOL 403 (sophomores and juniors) or BIOL 400 (seniors) are expected to work in the lab for 10 hours each week, and receive one course credit per semester.
  • During the summer, students receive a stipend to work 35-40 hours a week for 10 weeks, generally starting in late May and ending in early August.

Students are encouraged to join research labs as early as they want, as long as their schedule permits the 10 hour/week commitment. Your major adviser can help you schedule research into your course plan. Generally, lab research is conducted by juniors and seniors, but all motivated students will be considered for research positions. You can receive course credit for more than two semesters of laboratory research!

You should look at the faculty research profiles to determine which of the faculty research programs interest you the most. Then, contact the individual faculty member(s) about research opportunities in their labs. If your first choice isn’t able to accommodate you, contact the next person on your list.