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Experiential Learning Information

It's a simple concept - when you learn by doing, you learn differently. You learn more. You learn beyond subject matter – you also learn about yourself.

At UGA, Experiential Learning is designed to deliver impact – for our communities, and above all, for our students. Experiential Learning can elevate a student’s trajectory, enhance  competencies and enable opportunities, now and for years to come – that’s why it’s a (required) part of every UGA degree.

Options in the Biology major:

  • Undergraduate Research BIOL 4960R (application required)
  • Museum of Natural History Internship BIOL 4261
  • BIOL 3110L Basic Skills in the Laboratory
  • PBIO 3660L Plant Biology Intensive Laboratory 
  • GENE 4220L Bioinformatics and Modeling Laboratory
  • GENE 4230L Evolutionary Biology Laboratory
  • GENE 4240L Experimental Microbiome Genetics
  • MIBO 4600L Experimental Microbiology Laboratory
  • ENTO 3140+L Insect Natural History
  • ENTO 3650+L Medical Entomology

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Undergraduate Research in Biology

Undergraduates majoring in biology have the opportunity to enhance their learning through direct participation in research and scholarship. At UGA, these opportunities enable undergraduates to participate in ground-breaking research, often as part of a team of graduate students and faculty. In fact, many students can earn academic credit while working under an experienced faculty mentor by taking BIOL 4960R or working directly with the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO). The Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Fellowship (BSURF) has been established to support undergraduate research opportunities in the Division of Biological Sciences within the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. The Fellowship provides financial assistance to students who have not had an opportunity to participate in a mentored research experience (paid, volunteer, or for credit) since matriculating to the University of Georgia.