Whether you go on to graduate school or start a career, our undergraduate degree programs prepare you to be a leader in human and animal science, health, and medicine.
Biochemistry, genetics and cell biology, microbiology, and neuroscience majors provide the pre-health education to succeed in dentistry, medicine, optometry, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine professional programs.
When I came to WSU I didn’t know I wanted to be a human doctor, but like every undergraduate student, I knew I wanted to do more and WSU is a research school. I’ve always liked learning about how research works, and I knew I wanted to work in a lab right away.Joseph McDonald, microbiology ( ’22) worked in a lab every year while attending WSU
Our undergraduates have opportunities to work in research labs with leading faculty beginning their very first year.
If you are a current student, log in to the college’s internal website to see which faculty members have lab openings.
Other research opportunities
Our majors prepare you for careers in
- Pharmaceutical, agricultural, food, and biotechnology industries
- Private or governmental laboratories
- Basic and applied research
- Higher education
- Nonprofit institutions
- Researching neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and multiple sclerosis
- Patent law
- Scientific or pharmaceutical sales
- Technical writing
Learn more about undergraduate research at WSU
Apply for an internship at the WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Tuition and financial resources
If you’re a current undergraduate student, log in to the college’s internal web to see additional available financial resources.
Biochemistry, genetics and cell biology, microbiology, and neuroscience undergraduates who are accepted into the College Promoter program are awarded a scholarship and represent the college at events.
Pullman is located in the Palouse region of the Inland Northwest, homelands of the Nimíipuu (Nez Perce) Tribe and Palus people. The Palouse has one of the most beautiful and unique landscapes in the world. Rolling hills and wide-open skies give the region its distinctive appeal.
Residents enjoy outdoor activities and the benefits of small town living with the cultural richness of bigger city life.
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