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Cornell University    
  Jan 21, 2018
Courses of Study 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIOG 4990 - Independent Undergraduate Research in Biology


Fall, spring, or summer. 1-8 credits, variable.

Prerequisite: one semester BIOG 2990  or equivalent or permission of instructor and Office of Undergraduate Biology. Arts students may not register for more than 6 credits per semester with one supervisor or 8 credits per semester with more than one supervisor. Students in CALS may use up to 15 credits of independent study (BIOG 4990, BIOG 4980 ) toward graduation. Up to 3 credits of research may be used to complete concentrations in General Biology, Genetics, Genomics and Development, and Systematics and Biotic Diversity, and 4 credits of research in Neurobiology and Behavior.

Applications available online at Research supervisors must approve by the Add Deadline, two weeks after the start of classes.


For students with previous undergraduate experience conducting biological research. Students enrolled for this credit continue to be supervised, as in 2990 , but work more independently, often on their own project. As part of the online application, students will prepare a brief research proposal (1-2 paragraphs). Any Cornell faculty member whose research field is biological in nature may serve as supervisor for this course.

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