Prospective Students - SIU accepts both Masters and Doctoral students to the Zoology program. Check out the Zoology website and requirements for admission to the graduate program. Students with strong applications can compete for graduate fellowships (Morris Fellowship, Master's Fellowship and Doctoral Fellowship). We are especially interested in highly motivated students with a curiosity for nature, strong quantitative and writing skills, and abilities to work independently in the field.
Volunteering opportunities - Current SIU undergraduate students can volunteer in the lab and learn a variety of laboratory and field skills related to current research projects. The minimum requirement is a commitment to participate in weekly lab meetings. Volunteers should also attend mandatory training before working in the lab or in the field: chemical safety training through the Center for Environmental Health and Safety (cehs.siu.edu, 618-453-2121), usually offered on several dates at the beginning of the academic year (if later in the semester, call CEHS for alternative presentation dates); and animal care training, which can be done online by completing the required modules through the CIT program, and by submitting a medical history form to the animal care committee (iacuc.siu.edu).