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College Catalog 2017-2018 
College Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIO 290 Biology Research/Internship

Credits: (1-4)
This course immerses students in the working environment of a biological research lab or similar professional setting. Internships and research opportunities are available at universities as well as at government, corporate, and independent research institutions. Additional opportunities are available for some students through the CSTEP/LSAMP and Bridges to the Baccalaureate programs. A learning contract containing specific educational objectives is developed between the student and the Biology Department Internship Coordinator. Course requirements include a minimum of 60 hours of work per credit hour. In addition, the maintenance of a work/research journal to record hours worked and duties performed and a final paper or project (such as a poster or PowerPoint presentation) are required. A letter grade will be awarded by the Biology Department Internship Coordinator on the basis of successful completion of the objectives in the learning contract and satisfactory evaluations by the on-site research supervisor. No experiential credit is given for previous research work. Number of credit hours must be determined at the time of registration. Prerequisite(s): Minimum GPA 2.8; sophomore standing; approval of Biology Department Internship Coordinator; successful completion (with a grade of “C” or higher) of at least three of the following courses: BIO 151 , BIO 152 , (plus CHE 171L ), CHE 172  (plus CHE 172L ); or permission of Biology Department Internship Coordinator.