BIO V9R: Research
Students may enroll in variable number research courses beginning their freshman year. This requires the student to meet with a research mentor and discuss the opportunities available. A good place to begin finding a research position is to read the recent articles or posters published by the lab group. Make an appointment to discuss your interest in research and be ready to explain why you would be a good addition to the lab team.
In order to enroll in one of these research courses, a student completes an Application and Contract and has their faculty mentor sign the document. The contract is e-mailed to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. The Biology Office will enter the appropriate overrides and will notify the student that they may enroll in the course.
These courses are listed as:
BIO 1V9R: A course that may involve shadowing upper-level research students, lab training or orientation, reading scientific literature, or other entry level activities.
BIO 2V9R: A continuation of 1V9Rs for 1st and 2nd year students.
BIO 3V9R: A project involving new and novel research in which the student has input in experimental design and procedure.
BIO 4V9R: The continuation of the 3V9R project in which the student will formally present or publish their work.
1 hour credit is earned for a minimum of ~3-6 hours per week of research activity.
Students will be allowed to take a maximum of 6 credit hours of 3V9R (3 toward BIO major and 3 upper level credit) and 3 credit hours of 4V9R. It is recommended that students register for 1 credit hour per semester. Students must complete 3 credit hours of 3V9R before enrolling in 4V9R.