Honors Research in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

CAS BB 402

Independent laboratory research under the supervision of a faculty member. Minimum of 12 hours per week in the lab, not including preparation and evaluation. Course grade is determined by laboratory performance, oral presentation, written thesis, and defense of the thesis before a committee of three BMB faculty members. Successful completion of both CAS BB 401 and BB 402 may lead to a degree with honors in the major, although only 4 of the credits may count toward the BMB major. Students must also present a research talk at the BMB symposium at the end of the Spring semester of the academic year. No more than 12 credits of undergraduate research may be counted toward the 32 courses required for graduation from CAS.

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