The major in biology requires courses from several sub-disciplines, a senior seminar, and a comprehensive examination.
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In addition, you are encouraged to participate in research projects under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Course credit for research may be granted through enrollment in Undergraduate Research, the Honors Program, or Ford Fellowship Program. The department has excellent facilities to support experimental research and field studies. Internships at local agencies, clinics, and laboratories are also available.
Summer and winter term field courses are offered on a regular basis. Recent courses
have been held in the American Southwest, Hawaii, Yucatán, and the Galápagos Islands.
Laboratory research opportunities are offered in molecular and cell biology, genetics, microbiology, and developmental biology. Many students perform biomedical research at the nearby University of Mississippi Medical Center. Field research opportunities are offered in ecology, evolutionary biology, and conservation biology, both locally and in the American Southwest. The College’s field station at Kaxil Kiuic Biocultural Reserve in Yucatán, Mexico, also offers opportunities for research.
You can share your research during the annual Millsaps Student Science Research Symposium.