STARS Program

STARS Academics


Scientists change the world. Washington State University can help you become a professional scientist, as comfortable in a research laboratory as you are in a classroom. In the STARS program you'll receive generous support through paid research activity, scholarships, and one-on-one advising. An overview of the STARS academic timeline can be found here.

If you are accepted into STARS in the College of Veterinary Medicine and make progress through the program you will receive:

  • Thousands of dollars for research activities when you are a freshman, with greater amounts in subsequent years
  • Paid summer research experience in the laboratories of WSU's best faculty in the life sciences
  • Advising support from university faculty that extends from your freshman year through the completion of your doctorate
  • The opportunity to major in your choice of biochemistry, genetics and cell biology, microbiology or neuroscience.

Overall, STARS students receive Ivy League caliber support and education while studying the life sciences right here in Washington.

Present Your Research

Each spring at WSU, science majors have the opportunity to present their research projects in a setting that replicates professional conferences.

The poster competition illustrates the fact that undergraduate education has always been the cornerstone of WSU. With the STARS program, the College of Veterinary Medicine is taking that tradition to a higher level.


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