Field, bench, or modeling laboratory investigative work or other original research under the direction and supervision of a Biology faculty member who reviews and approves the research topic and methodology. Research is presented at the end of the semester in a scientific paper, poster, and/or oral presentation. Admission is by consent of the supervising faculty member who also evaluates the student's work. The student develops a written plan of study (syllabus) in collaboration with the faculty member following the guidelines on the Independent Course Contract form available through the Registrar. BIO 371 may be repeated on a different project in a different research lab.
Successful completion of at least one course above BIO 200.