Research within the Biology Department at Bowdoin College covers a wide range of subjects, from molecular and genetics to environmental and evolutionary processes. Students are encouraged to pursue hands-on research with professors in the laboratory and in the field.
118-acre site of forest, meadows, wetlands, and saltwater coves located on Orr's Island, Maine.
Visit the Coastal Studies Center website.
Biological field station located on Kent Island, New Brunswick, Canada.
Visit the Bowdoin Scientific Station at Kent Island website.
The Biology Faculty encourage juniors and seniors to pursue a laboratory or field research project as an independent study. Independent studies provide unique opportunities for students to venture outside the standard curriculum and become involved in hands-on research. Research projects are arranged with the approval and advice of a sponsoring faculty member, and are usually closely related to that person's ongoing research.
Student Research and Fellowship Opportunities