There are three courses that provide credit for research during the academic year. Before signing up for any of these courses, however, you should examine the associated checklist:
- Guided Research (BIOL BC3597): This is a variable-credit one-semester course, which can be taken during any Fall or Spring semester. Checklist 1
- Guided Research & Seminar (BIOL BC3591-BC3592): This is a year-long course. Enrollment fulfills two upper-level lab courses. This course is only available as a Fall-Spring sequence. Checklist 2
- Senior Thesis Research (BIOL BC3593-BC3594): This is a year-long course, which must be taken during your senior year. It can serve in lieu of the Senior Seminar requirement or a laboratory requirement for the Biology major (but not both). Checklist 3
Once you have decided on the correct course, complete the Project Approval Form (click here) and submit it to the Biology Office during the limited-enrollment sign-up period.
Note: you cannot get credit for doing research during the summer.