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BI 421-422 Directed Research in Biology

Directed research in biology course provides an individualized research program for undergraduates, which includes hands-on experience with literature searching, hypothesis development and testing, graphical and statistical analysis, and oral and written presentation (see examples from previous student research below).  The course is conducted under the direction of a biology faculty member or as an interdisciplinary project under the direction of faculty from the Chemistry, Physics, or Psychology Departments.  Two sequential semesters of the course must be taken to earn credit.

How to apply
BI 421-422 is open to upper-class students who have applied for and been admitted into a position in a science faculty's research laboratory.  To apply:

  1. contact a science professor whose research is of interest (see faculty list on research page)
  2. download and complete the course application form (MSWord / 25.5KB)
  3. submit completed application to Professor Barry Wicklow (application deadline Spring 2013 TBA)

Student research projects (Click on the title to view poster)