A fourth semester of continued field, bench, modeling, 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.
Successful completion of BIO 371, BIO 372, and BIO 373.