University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
College of ACES
ACES Animal Sciences
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Undergraduate Research

An undergraduate student with a pipette in a research lab

Innovative research is an integral part of the Department of Animal Sciences. As an undergraduate, you have the opportunity to enhance your portfolio and learn scientific techniques outside of the classroom by accomplishing your own research project. Conducting research as an undergraduate is an invaluable learning experience and can open your eyes to new career possibilities. Many students receive academic credit for their animal sciences related research through our experiential learning requirement.

The College of ACES and the Department of Animal Sciences have resources to help students find a research experience that best suites them:

  • Visit our Animal Sciences faculty members’ lab sites to learn about the breadth of research that is conducted through our department.  Gaining a research experience starts with a conversation with a faculty member.
  • The Animal Sciences Blog is frequently updated with research openings as well as internships, scholarships, and other unique opportunities. You can subscribe to the blog receive notifications on updates.