All Zoology majors are required to complete a senior project under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Projects may involve individual research, internships, work experience, or other professional-development activities. Results of the senior project are presented to the department in ZOOL 482 Senior Seminar.
SIUC sponsors and facilitates research by undergraduates through the Office of Sponsored Projects Administration (OSPA) in the Graduate School. This office oversees several campus-wide programs for undergraduate research support at all levels, including some that provide funding for student projects.