Courses of Study 2021-2022 
    
    Jan 23, 2022  
Courses of Study 2021-2022
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ANSC 4400 - Tools for a Career in Research

(crosslisted) BIOMS 4400  
(OPHLS-AG)      
Fall. 1 credit. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: 20 credit hours in science and/or technology courses.

S. Quirk.

Students will explore avenues for careers in research. Course exercises will help students define their interests and identify career paths, employment opportunities and programs for post-graduate study. They will assess their qualifications to identify ways to improve their preparation for a research career. Students will gain experience in skills such as writing a resume and personal statement, developing contacts to serve as professional references and preparing for an interview. They will obtain practice delivering a research seminar and writing a research proposal. Each stage of the research career will be discussed.

Outcome 1: Students will be able to evaluate their interests in various careers that include research.

Outcome 2: Students will be able to assess whether they are on a path to acquire the skills needed to pursue a career in research.

Outcome 3: Students will be able to discover potential routes to train for a career in research.

Outcome 4: Students will be able to present themselves professionally in applications for research positions.

Outcome 5: Students will be able to prepare a resume and personal statement.

Outcome 6: Students will be able to investigate a scientific topic of interest and identify unanswered questions to formulate a short research proposal.

Outcome 7: Students will be able to design and present a seminar on a scientific topic of interest.



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