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Undergraduate Program


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.

Prospective Students

Our program allows students to specialize in a variety of areas and gives them the opportunity to assist in faculty research projects and pursue their own independent research projects.

See the Prospective Students PDF for an overview of the program.

Prospective students are invited to request a virtual meeting or attend an informational webinar hosted by our undergraduate peer advisors to learn more about the program, and it's unique opportunities, ask questions, and find out what it is like to major in the biological sciences at the UR! Click Here to request a meeting or register for upcoming webinar dates.

Teaching Assistant Positions

Visit TA website to apply for Fall 21 positions.  The application deadline is April 13th, 2021.

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