At the Beginning of Your Undergraduate Career

  • Enroll in basic majors' science courses
  • Maintain a high GPA
  • Enroll in basic skills courses like English and Math

Advancement in Your Undergraduate Career

  • Schedule courses in research areas that interest you
  • Get to know Baylor faculty in your area of interest
  • Talk with faculty members about scholarship opportunities
  • Ask faculty members about openings in departmental labs
  • If interested in pursuing a research project, talk to a professor about the possibility

When Searching for Summer Research Experiences

  • Start your search as early as possible
  • Opportunities are usually posted in the fall for the following summer
  • Keep track of job deadlines; many programs close applications between December and February
  • Make sure to leave enough time to gather and send letters of reference
  • Attend Baylor's Scholar's Day to learn about past research projects
  • Attend any available seminars on undergraduate research in your department
  • Talk with students in your major to learn about how to get involved and places that you can apply
  • Volunteer to work in a Baylor lab or for local agencies