Undergraduate students in the Department of Biology have excellent opportunities to carry out individualized, original research projects in the laboratory of an externally-funded research group under the supervision of a faculty member. This work allows students to determine their interest and suitability for graduate studies — it also provides them with an opportunity to gain a reference letter from a faculty member who knows them well and who has observed then in a research environment.
The Independent Research course (BIOL 490, 6 credits) spans two terms. This course is required by each of the three Honours programs and can be taken for biology elective credits by students in a specialization program who meet a minimum 3.0 GPA requirement.
For more information on undergraduate research in the department please visit our undegraduate research page.