Feb 05, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog
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BI 406 - Seminar and Research Thesis

Credits: (4 credits)

A culminating program for senior majors. Participants select their field of interest, read background literature, submit a research proposal and conduct original research. The results of the study are presented by means of seminars, discussions, and a formal scientific thesis. This year-long program allows students the opportunity to use their cumulative knowledge in the investigation of a biological problem, and to present and defend their ideas in seminar and thesis form.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to do the following: 

  1. Familiar with professional journals and the types of articles they contain;
  2. Able to effectively and confidently research the scientific literature;
  3. Able to plan a research project (to be conducted over the summer or in the following semester as part of BI407), including a list of materials needed;
  4. Competent at writing a scientific proposal in the style of the experimental field;
  5. Able to orally present research data and interpretation in a formal setting.

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