Field and/or laboratory investigative work under the direction and supervision of a faculty member who reviews and approves the topic(s) of the independent study or research. Research is presented at the end of the semester in a scientific paper, with an additional oral presentation in some cases, e.g., requirement for honors thesis, requirement for funded research. The student is encouraged to plan the research project in advance of the semester in which it is to be completed.
Prerequisites vary by instructor and/or topic. Permission of the instructor is required.