Course Schedule - Fall Semester 2021


BIOS 310 023 (CRN: 12925)


Department: Biosciences
Instructor: Onuchic, Jose
Meeting: TBA TBA (23-AUG-2021 - 3-DEC-2021) 
Session: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Research
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 1 TO 4
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Prerequisites: BIOC 111 OR BIOC 112 OR FWIS 115 OR NSCI 120 OR BIOC 211 OR BIOS 211 OR BIOC 212 OR BIOS 212 OR EBIO 306
Section Max Enrollment: 0 (permission required) Instructor Permission Required
Section Enrolled: 0
Enrollment data as of: 27-FEB-2024 6:43AM
Additional Fees: None
Final Exam: No Final Exam
Description: Independent research in Rice BioSciences faculty laboratories (sections 2 and above) or other Texas Medical Center laboratories (section 1). Students must have secured a research position prior to applying for BIOS 310. Students spend at least 42 hours in the laboratory for each semester hour of credit (>9h/week for 3 credits). A minimum of 3 credit hours is needed to count toward the BS in Biosciences or to replace one required 300+ level elective lab course for the BA in Biosciences (cannot replace concentration core labs). Requires a proposal abstract, weekly reports, and a research paper (fall/spring/summer) or a poster presentation (spring/summer for advanced students). Students wishing to perform their research in an off-campus lab must apply online ( at least 3 weeks prior to the start of classes and may not register for fewer than 3 credit hours. Students taking BIOS 310 in the full summer semester must be available to do full-time research for a minimum of 6 weeks or part-time equivalent which should equal to a total of 126 hours working in the lab. It is recommended that summer students spread their hours over 8-10 weeks. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Students are strongly advised to secure research advisors and register for the class well in advance of the start of classes. Repeatable for Credit.