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BIOS 391

Independent Study Project

This course gives you the chance to pursue an Independent Study Project and obtain 1 hour of credit towards your major. You will work under the supervision of a Biological Sciences Professor. In conjunction with the Professor, you will choose a research topic to explore independently. At the end of the semester you will complete a written report that is then approved by your supervising professor.

Up to 5 hours of credit from Bios 391 and Bios 399 courses can be used as credit towards the major.

Prerequisites:

Minimum of 2.00/4.00 grade point average in Biological Sciences courses and consent of the instructor

Grading:

Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grade only

Signing Up:

Print a BIOS 391 application from our website or pick one up from a Biological Sciences academic advisor.

BIOS 398

Workshop on Research Methods


Research Methods in Molecular Biology

BioS 398   1 hr   CRN 33554   Fall 2011

A section of BioS 398 offered this fall as a Workshop on Research Methods in Molecular Biology will be taught by Professor Don Morrison. Discussions will explore experimental design and the research literature in the areas of research in the participants' laboratories. Registration is limited to majors in the Biology and Biochemistry programs who are concurrently enrolled in their first term of BioS 399 in an LMB laboratory.

Research Methods in Neuroscience and Systems Physiology

BioS 398   1 hr   CRN 33571   Fall 2011

A section of BioS 398 offered this fall as a Workshop on Research Methods in Neuroscience & Systems Physiology will be taught by Professor Paul Malchow. Discussions will explore experimental design and the research literature in the areas of research in the participants' laboratories. Registration is limited to majors in the programs in Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, or Neuroscience who are concurrently enrolled in their first term of BioS 399.

To register for either section of BioS 398, please contact Tricia Stark (tricia@uic.edu) or Vanessa Ricker (rickervk@uic.edu). Please be sure to include your UIN. You may also make a note that you would like to register for BioS 398 on your BioS 399 application.

BIOS 399

Independent Research

This course gives students the chance to complete supervised research and obtain 2 hours of credit. Students must choose a researcher to act as their supervisor. The work may be completed with one of our Biological Sciences faculty members or with a faculty member from another department. To obtain credit students must work at least 10 hours per week in the laboratory (20 hours per week during the summer semester) and submit a research paper at the end of the semester. The paper will be reviewed by the research supervisor and the department. BIOS 399 is a great idea for any student who intends to pursue a research field or attend a graduate or professional school!

No more than 5 hours of credit from BIOS 391 and BIOS 399 courses can be used as credit towards the Biological Sciences major.

Credit will not be given for previously conducted research. The research must be done concurrent to enrollment in BIOS 399 for students to earn credit.

Prerequisites:

Minimum of 2.00/4.00 grade point average (GPA) in Biological Sciences courses and consent of the instructor.

Grading:

Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grades only. BIOS 399 will not affect your GPA.

Signing Up:

Print a BIOS 399 application from our website or pick one up from a Biological Sciences academic advisor. Completed applications must be signed by the research supervisor and returned to an advisor by the end of the first week of class. The Advisor will give you approval in the system, but you will be responsible for enrolling yourself in the course.
It is your responsibility to find a research supervisor. The department will not place students into labs.

Click here to see a list of Biological Sciences faculty and their research interests. Other departments where students have worked are: Click here to see instructions for continuing your project or the requirements for the BioS 399 paper and instructions for submitting it.

Chem 499

Independent Research

This course gives you the opportunity to perform individual research under supervision of a faculty member and receive 3 hours of credit . Credit is contingent upon submission of a final report. Research experience is strongly encouraged for career students.

Prerequisites:

Minimum of 2.50 grade point average in science courses or graduate standing. Click here to see a list of Chemistry Faculty and Interests