BIO-450 Biology Capstone Seminar3
Prerequisites: Senior standing
A capstone seminar course focuses on topics that integrate molecular, cellular, organismal, and population processes; course topics varies. Readings, lectures, and discussions. May be repeated for credit with different topics.
BIO-494 Independent Study1
Library research in biology. Critical review of literature pertaining to a problem or specialized topic in biology culminating in a paper written according to department guidelines. See independent study guidelines.
BIO-495 Research Methods & Techniques2
A laboratory course in selected areas such as "cell biology and toxicology" or "molecular biology" or "bioinformatics". Working in a research group students critically evaluate scientific literature and solve problems using laboratory techniques typical of the selected area of study. Students enrolled in this course will be actively engaged in laboratory research and will be expected to conduct research projects outside of the scheduled class time period.
BIO-496 Biology Research1
A laboratory or field research problem culminating in a paper written according to departmental guidelines. See independent study guidelines.
Prerequisites: Junior or Senior standing and permission
Internships are designed to give students experience in the fields of their interest. A written summary of the internship and a seminar are presented to the department at the conclusion of the internship. See internship guidelines.
BIO-499 Senior Comprehensive Examination0
A written comprehensive examination designed to measure the full range of students' understanding of biology. To pass BIO 499, a student must pass the written exam according to the criteria set by the Biology Department. Students failing to score a passing grade must pass an Oral Comprehensive exam given by the biology faculty in the following Winter or Spring term.