Subject: Biology
Credit units: 6
Offered: Term 1 and 2
Weekly hours: 6 Practicum/Lab hours
College: Arts and Science
Department: Biology


The student will work on a laboratory or field project under the supervision of a faculty member. Before beginning, the student must obtain a supervisor and then submit an outline of the project for approval by the Head of the Department. At the end of the project, the student will submit to the Department a written report in thesis form. An oral presentation is required.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 301; and BIOL 380 or 15 additional credit units of BIOL courses at the 200-level or above, of which at least 6 credit units must be at the 300-level or above; and permission of the department.
Note: Students with credit for BIOL 480 cannot take BIOL 481 for credit. Agricultural Biology students may not take both BIOL 481 and AGRC 494 for credit. Those in College Scholar programs may not take this course in addition to another laboratory or field project designed under the program.

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