Zoology faculty conduct research on a broad range of topics and welcome undergraduates into their labs. The Faculty page lists faculty who teach Zoology courses and their research interests.  All freshmen will take Zoology 400 in which they will have an opportunity to hear Zoology faculty describe aspects of their research programs and describe opportunities for undergraduates to participate in research. 

Undergraduates who are interested in gaining hands-on experience should make an appointment to talk with one or more faculty whose research grabs your interest.  A simple “I’m curious about your work, and I might want to try my hand at research – can you tell me more?” is a great place to start.  Once you learn more about ongoing projects, both of you can explore which of the options might be right for you. 

Interested in getting involved in a lab?

Explore UNH’s options for undergraduate research: 

  • Looking for 1 to 4 credits for conducting research during the academic year?  Consider signing up for a ZOOL 795 Special Investigations under the supervision of a specific faculty member.
  • For a more defined research experience/project during the academic year, an Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) grant is a positive option.
  • Would you consider getting paid to conduct research over the summer?  A Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) may be for you.
  • Do you love to travel?  SURF-Abroad or an International Research Opportunities Program (IROP) grant is a way to get a research and cultural experience at the same time. 
  • Are you curious and simply want to “dip your toes in” and explore what research is all about, but have not defined a specific area yet? INCO 590 (variable credit), Student Research Experience, is a great place to start.