BIO 4950 1 to 4 Quarter Hours
Course Level CPS - Undergraduate Semester;CPS - Undergraduate Quarter
Description Offers students the opportunity to select a topic from any area of their biology or biotechnology studies. Students read current research and prepare an oral presentation and paper, including analysis of the science as well as other perspectives. The oral presentation requires students to apply knowledge gained in prior course work, to understand and integrate classroom learning in their research, and to communicate their findings effectively to their peers and instructors. The final paper can be written as a review of current research progress, identifying current challenges and projections about future research directions, or as a well-defined and researched grant proposal. Group seminars focus on how to read and interpret a scientific paper, how to research an emerging topic, and how to write a professional paper of publication quality.


Students should refer to the CPS Prerequisite Table for course prerequisite and corequisite information.


Course Sections

There are no current sections scheduled for this course. Undergraduate course numbers changed beginning with the Fall 2016 term. Please make sure you are using the current course number.
Next Term Starts
  • Summer Graduate
    Jul 10, 2017 (4-, 6-, and 8-week classes)
    Aug 7, 2017 (4-week classes)
  • Fall Undergraduate
    Sep 4, 2017 (7.5- and 15-week classes)
    Oct 25, 2017 (7.5-week classes)
  • Fall Graduate
    Sep 18, 2017 (6- and 12-week classes)
    Oct 30, 2017 (6-week classes)

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