MCDB 300 - Undergraduate Research
Section: 001
Term: SS 2009
Subject: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB)
Department: LSA Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
1 - 3
Requirements & Distribution:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Eight credits of BIOLOGY/MCDB courses; 3.0 GPA in science courses.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit(s).

MCDB 300 is intended primarily for juniors, including Biology or CMB Honors students, who wish to pursue independent research at an intermediate level in an area of biological science. Students may ask an appropriate faculty member in the Department of Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology to direct the research project and supervise related readings. Alternatively, students may identify a research advisor in another LS&A department, the UM Medical School, or another unit on the UM campus. Students conducting independent research in such outside units must identify a co-sponsor within the Department of MCDB. Independent research is defined as a laboratory project in which the student will have a say in the design, conduct, and interpretation of experiments. Library research projects and lab projects which are strictly a technical training experience do not qualify for credit as undergraduate research. A final paper is required and must be approved by the research advisor.

The work in this course may continue for two semesters. A ‘Y’ grade can be reported at the end of the first-term to indicate work in progress. At the end of the second term of MCDB 300, the final grade is posted for both term's elections. Students interested in MCDB 300 should obtain the brochure MCDB Department Policies on Undergraduate Research from the Undergraduate Biology Program Office (1111 Natural Science Bldg).

MCDB 300 - Undergraduate Research
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