CVM Undergrads aren't just training to be Veterinarians!

Students in the College of Veterinary Medicine go on to a wide variety of careers in the biological, biotechnological, and biomedical sciences, as well as many different non-science careers. Students majoring in Biochemistry, Genetics and Cell Biology, Microbiology, and Neuroscience are training for career paths from medicine to marketing, and yes, even veterinary medicine.

Molecular Biosciences

Molecular Biosciences

The School of Molecular Biosciences offers exciting opportunities for students to explore a wide range of future career paths in the life sciences.



The WSU Neuroscience program is home to some of the most advanced scientific tools available.

Pre-Health Programs

Pre-Health Programs

Majors in Neuroscience and the School of Molecular Biosciences prepare students for careers in a variety of health professions, from human medicine to pharmacy to veterinary medicine and everything in between.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

 Professor and
 # of vacancies
Major/CourseworkResearch AreaCredit/Pay
Ryan Driskell2Minimum GPA 3.8 in SMB coursesbasic histology (H&E staining), computer programming, or website designCourse credit
Alan Goodman0Prior lab coursework, B in STEM classes, Junior standing
Immune responses to pathogenic infections in insectsVolunteer to start, then credit, then pay
Mike Griswold1-2SMB Majors

Functional genomics, immunocytochemistry

Credit to start
Cynthia Haseltine1-2No minimum requirements

Biology and genome stability of hyperthermophilic archaeal microbes

Volunteer or course credit
Kanako Hayashi1-2SMB majors, biological science, and/or computer science
Cellular, molecular and epigenetic mechanisms of gynecological diseases and reproductive functionsCredit to start
Michael Konkel3-4Freshman to junior standing, minimum GPA = 2.5, all majors welcome

Improving Human and Animal Health through Understanding of Disease (bacteria-host cell interactions)

Credit or pay 
Erika Offerdahl1-3Sophomore or Junior SMB or biological science major, minimum GPA = 3.0
Understanding how to improve undergraduate teaching and learning in biochemistry and molecular biologyVolunteer or credit to start then pay
Eric Shelden1Molecular biology or bioinformatics coursework

Gene expression patterns associated with drug resistance in cancer

Course credit
John Wyrick1-2Prior lab experience (course or research setting) OR computer programming experience
UV damage, repair, and mutagenesis in skin cancersCourse credit