The Biology Department offers several opportunities for majors to become involved in the department. These possibilities include academic, social and service activities. Each offers you the chance to get to know faculty and other majors better, to have some fun, and to enhance your experience at UNC Asheville.
The Biology Department periodically invites a professional scientist or other luminary to speak to biology faculty and students. Topics vary widely, but are of general interest to biologists. As a biology major, you are especially welcome to attend these seminars. Many of the speakers come from institutions wishing to attract graduate students, so you may be able to make some helpful contacts and become informed about regional graduate programs in this informal environment. Check the departmental bulletin board and departmental web page for seminars and other announcements.
Every year many biology majors present their senior papers at campus, state, regional or national meetings that focus on undergraduate research. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity. Financial support is available for travel and accommodations at these meetings through the Office of Undergraduate Research. Funds are limited and available on a competitive basis.