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Biology students are active on campus through clubs and programs. The seminar series brings notable guests to campus, while the Biology Club's off-campus trips foster experiential learning. The department also recognizes its stellar students through awards and scholarships.
Jacob Uhrich Scholarship Award
These scholarships were established by an endowment created in honor of professor Jacob Uhrich, a former biology faculty member. The scholarship fund provides financial assistance to "worthy students who are majoring in biology."
For more information on STEM scholarships, go to the STEM scholarship page.
Students participate in research both during the academic year and summer, working either at Trinity or at other universities or research institutions. These students may have the chance to receive course credit and/or a stipend for their work.
The biology department also has a large and active summer research program, and offers free housing to participants.
Office of Experiential Learning
Undergraduate research is central to Trinity University's values. The Office of Experiential Learning provides place for students to gain information about internships, community service and service-learning opportunities, beyond the classroom course projects, and undergraduate research opportunities.
Don't just learn it—live it
Develop a deep understanding of international issues through intercultural learning in a complex world.
Today, cross-cultural understanding is as much a practical necessity as an educational standard. Study abroad is an embodiment of the liberal arts ideals and a sign of the initiative and breadth often looked for by employers.
Costa Rican Ecology Program
Students in the Costa Rican Ecology Program will spend a month surveying and sampling a variety of mammals while studying the physical and cultural differences of the country from sea level rainforests to high elevation cloud forests.
Ecology and Bioconservation of China
Trinity University has partnered with United International College (UIC) of Zhuhai, China, to offer a specialized Trinity Study Abroad course “The Ecology and Bioconservation of China.” This course brings together faculty and students from both universities in a unique, interdisciplinary learning community in several spectacular regions of China. The course is led by environmental studies faculty and taught in English.
Trinity’s CIE offers the School for Field Studies, where students can study environments in Africa, South America, and all over the world.
Students may arrange for an off-campus study in a research laboratory, with prior written approval of a faculty member and departmental permission.
Students may also arrange for an off-campus study in a professional biology setting, with credit granted for internships, externships and shadowing limited to those that incorporate academic biology content. Prior written approval of a faculty member and departmental permission are required.
Opportunity to be a peer tutor or laboratory assistant for the Biology Department.
The Biology Club is a student organization open to all students with an interest in biology. This very active organization coordinates field trips, service activities, and social events.
Trinity Women in Science & Technology welcomes all students, staff, and faculty interested in the field of science and technology.
ASBMB Student Chapter
A student chapter of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology meets regularly for academic and outreach events.
Lecture Series and Events
Monday Afternoon Seminar Series
One of the major activities of the biology department is the Monday afternoon seminar series, during which students, faculty, and scientists from both local and geographically distant institutions present the results of their research activities.
Darwin Day Lecture
The Trinity University Darwin Day Committee organizes an annual lecture to celebrate the life and scholarship of Charles Darwin. Each February, a keynote lecturer provides a talk on research in biology, evolution, biodiversity, paleontology, chemistry, and other relevant disciplines. The lecture is sponsored by multiple departments, including biology, chemistry, computer science, religion, economics, math, engineering science, geosciences, philosophy, physics and astronomy, political science, and English
Distinguished Scientist Lecture Series
The Trinity University Distinguished Scientists Lecture Series is made possible through an endowment gift from the Walter F. Brown Family of San Antonio. The lecture brings pioneering U.S. and international scientists to Trinity.
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Student Awards and Recognition
Outstanding Senior Biology Student
This award is based upon academic achievement, potential for research in biology or the biomedical sciences, and overall contributions made to the University and department of biology.