|Students pursuing Ph.D.
degrees and many students pursuing M.S. degrees do original research
under the direction of a research supervisor from among the faculty
in the department. The results of this research are published in
peer-reviewed journals. Often, students present their work at national
or international meetings of scientists working in their area.
|Research in laboratories
of UMBC's Biological Sciences Department covers a wide diversity
of topics in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Organismic Biology
and Community Biology.
|This diversity is a strength
since students are exposed to a wide variety of research interests
and ways of doing science.
|Students who intend to
do research will complete three research
rotations in department laboratories after which they will chose
a research mentor and begin their research (usually at the end of
their second semester in residence).
|On the hypothesis that
they have more experience in research, students entering the program
with an M.S. degree or equivalent are required to complete only two