Enrollment in BIO390 or 490 requires that a professor agree to sponsor you, and the Department must agree that your record supports the probability of a successful independent study experience. Discuss the possibility of Independent Study with faculty members well in advance of the semester you would like to begin. Be sure to finalize plans for your independent study during preregistration for your target semester. To help you with your planning, you can:
At the start of the semester, obtain a special registration form here or from the Registrar's Office. You will need to include with this form a brief description of your research project (~1 page) as well as a bibliography of literature pertinent to the topoc. The form must be completed and turned in to the Associate Chair of BIology within the first two weeks of the semester you begin your study.