""Many undergraduate students participate in research laboratories under mentorship by primary and secondary BME faculty. While some students seek opportunities early in their academic careers via contact with faculty members. Others seek opportunities as they take our 300-level BME courses and identify research areas of interest. Students can receive course credit toward degree completion through four separate courses.

All BME undergraduates are eligible to enroll in BME 489 (to be replaced by a 289-389-489 sequence in Fall 2020). Once enrolled, you identify a research advisor who agrees to support the activity. A commitment of approximately 10 hours of research work per week will count as 1 hour of course credit — so three semesters of x89 research will meet a graduation requirement of one BME (or other) elective. Please ask your research advisor to contact the Undergraduate Program Director (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to arrange a final work product for a given semester and petition for approval.

University Honors College

BME undergraduates who are members of UAB honors programs are eligible to receive course credit through Honors courses. These credits will generally apply to completion of sufficient hours for degree completion related to the specific honors program a student is enrolled in. For information about potential opportunities, contact the BME Honors College liaison (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

BME undergraduates who are also part of the Science and Technology Honors Program are eligible to enroll in courses that allow laboratory research to be used for course credit toward degree completion in that program. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

BME Honors Program

BME undergraduates invited to participate in the BME honors program are eligible to enroll in BME 494/495 as a way to use research activities for course credit. For more information about potential research opportunities, contact the Associate Chair for Education (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).