The Undergraduate Program in Biology and Medicine (UPBM) combines the resources of the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Medicine and Dentistry to offer courses, lectures, laboratory work, specialty seminars, and research experiences to undergraduate students.
UPBM was founded in the early 1980s and serves as a gateway for undergraduates studying biology to gain research opportunities at the Medical Center. Since then the program has been accredited and is now one of the most popular undergraduate programs on campus.
The program provides opportunities to do independent research for credit during the academic year as well as de Kiewiet Summer Research Fellowships, which support summer research by outstanding University of Rochester undergraduate students.
See the Prospective Students PDF for an overview about the program.
News and Events
- UPBM Poster Session 2016 Slideshow
- de Kiewiet 2016 [pdf]
- UPBM e-Newsletter June 2016 Special Edition
- Class of 2016 Senior Slide Show
- Biology Department Diploma Ceremony [pdf]
- Biology Department Diploma Ceremony - details for seniors [pdf]
- Undergraduate Peer Advisers 2016-17
- UPBM e-Newsletters
Frequently Asked Questions
- Freshman Course Planning: First Two Years
- Introductory Biology Courses: The difference between BIO 110 and BIO 112
- What if I have AP credits?
- How do I declare a Biology major/minor?
- How can I get involved in research?
- How do I register an Independent Research (395) Course?
- How do I get credit for teaching?
- What if I have transfer credits? (For transfer credit evaluations please use our online form.)
- UR Student Employment Opportunities
- How do I apply to be a teaching assistant?
- Study Abroad: Tips for Biology Majors
- Internships: College Policies