The purpose of laboratory rotations is to allow students to experience different laboratory techniques, begin networking, and learning about other research in the field of environmental and molecular toxicology. During the first quarter, MS students participate in a weekly laboratory rotation which consists of spending attending a group meeting, a shadow experience, and a one-on-one meeting with the faculty member/delegate. To accommodate a large number of faculty members, there may be weeks students may rotate in more than one laboratory. These short laboratory rotations allow for students to 1) gain a more holistic perspective of the department and 2) understand the dynamics/research within each laboratory. After the first rotation, MS students will meet with the Director of Academic Programs to identify an appropriate graduate advisor aligned with student goals. The graduate advisor will guide identifying and developing a capstone project, selecting elective courses for an individual study plan, and as a resource in graduate studies.