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BIOS 391: Independent Study

This course gives you the chance to pursue an Independent Study Project and obtain 1 hour of credit towards your major.

This course is intended for students who wish to do an independent study project in collaboration with a BIOS faculty member. To apply for this course, you must receive approval from a BIOS faculty member on a project that aligns with the research interests of that faculty member. Please visit the BIOS department research page to review the research interests of our faculty to find your best match. What you do for a BIOS 391 project and how you are assessed for the course varies depending on the project and the professor who is supervising you.

This class is 1 credit hour and is graded as satisfactory/unsatisfactory. No more than 5 hours of BIOS 391 and BIOS 399 credit and be applied toward the Biological Sciences major.


Minimum of 2.00/4.00 grade point average in Biological Sciences courses and consent of the instructor

Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grade only


Print and complete an Application for Independent Study , then either deliver it to 3272 SES or email it to You must have the application submitted by the first Friday of the Summer term, and by the second Friday of the Fall or Spring term.