Course Catalog - 2021-2022

     

BIOS 310 - IND RES FOR BIOS UNDERGRADS

Long Title: INDEPENDENT RESEARCH FOR BIOSCIENCES UNDERGRADUATES
Department: Biosciences
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Course Type: Research
Credit Hours: 1 TO 4
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Prerequisite(s): 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
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 (biosugresearch.rice.edu) 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. Instructor Permission Required. 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.
Course URL: http://www.biosugresearch.rice.edu/