In any given semester, a dozen or more students conduct original laboratory or field research under the guidance of faculty mentors. A student may use four credits of Research in Biology (Biol 451/452) to satisfy one of the upper-level course requirements in Biology. In addition, some faculty sponsor students for summer research, especially when grant funds are available to pay student stipends. Students have presented their work in a variety of venues, including URCAS and the Rhodes Journal of Biological Sciences on campus, the Tennessee Academy of Sciences regional meeting, the Nationa
Rhodes maintains partnerships with several research facilities in the Memphis area. To gain academic credit for off-campus research, students need a Rhodes faculty sponsor and a research mentor at the off-campus institution. The links below provide further information and application instructions for these programs.
The Department of Biology, in conjunction with Rhodes Career Services office, sponsors a number of internships. Internships offer an excellent opportunity to observe and participate in a workplace environment. Such experiences allow students to explore various career options as they decide how they will apply themselves after graduation.