Undergraduate Studies

Undergraduate Program Overview

Undergraduates in the Department of Molecular Biology are actively engaged in cutting–edge research in a fast-paced and innovative area of modern science.

Princeton University provides a unique learning experience, in which every undergraduate student completes a Senior Thesis as the culmination of their educational career. Often recalled by alumni as their single most profound and meaningful experience at Princeton, the Senior Thesis allows students to combine and apply 4 years of scholarship into an original research effort. In the Department of Molecular Biology, the Senior Thesis is a remarkable opportunity for students to work in the laboratories of world famous scientists, conducting experimental research at the frontiers of modern science.

Princeton is known for its warm collegiality and its nurturing environment for students, while still challenging them to attain the highest levels of intellectual achievement. The Department of Molecular Biology is home to almost 60 fulltime and associated faculty, housed in 4 adjacent buildings. Each year, between fifty and sixty students choose Molecular Biology for their concentration, insuring that each student receives a high degree of individual attention while pursuing their research.

The Molecular Biology Undergraduate web pages are designed to provide information to prospective students and current majors regarding degree requirements, courses, research opportunities, study-abroad options, as well as junior & senior independent work.

If after browsing these pages you still have questions, feel free to contact a member of the current senior class for an inside perspective.

Visiting the Department

Prospective students will have an opportunity to receive detailed information about the program, tour the department, and meet with students and faculty. Tours and meetings with students/faculty must be arranged in advance.  To make an appointment, please contact Elena Chiarchiaro, Manager of Student Services, to arrange a visit.

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