Bioscience Independent Research
Request for ### 395 Course Registration
NEW! One-Form Registration: Requesting registration has gotten easier as students only need to submit one form. In the past, students needed to submit two forms (pre-registration and registration form) which are no longer needed.
NEW! Approval Process: This form will automatically forward to the following for approval.
1. Independent Research Instructor
2. The Biology Department Undergraduate Office
3. Track coordinator of intended/declared biology
4. UPBM Director
Applications of Bioscience Research Credit to Programs of Study: Students who are want to apply 395 credit to their major should visit department major requirement websites and consult faculty advisors relevent to their intended program of study for guidance.
The track coordinators will review the research project as well as it's applicability to
biological science majors
Non-biology major or students uncertain of program:
Requests will forward to the UPBM Director to evaluate the course for general college credit only.
Turnaround: A definitive processing time cannot be given. Be sure to build in plenty of time to get the answers you will need to complete this form properly and enter accurate email addresses as the form will not forward correctly otherwise. The system will automatically send daily reminders to the instructors until it is signed and students will receive notifications when each part of the proess is complete.
NEW! Submission Period / Deadline: This form will accept submissions for the Fall 2022 semester between August 15th to September 28, 2022. Please note that students no longer have until the end of the semester to submit a form to register their 395/395w. The 9/28 deadline applies to all 4-credit, 3-credit, 2-credit, and 1-credit courses, regardless of the start date. Some may need to submit their forms before the course begins.
NEW! Course Titles: All biology independent research courses will now be registered as ### 395 or 395w Independent Research". Students do not need to create a title anymore.
Meet with Instructor A reminder to new and returning independent researchers to consult their instructor each semester to discuss course details to ensure clear understanding of expectations. Please note that students will need instructor feedback in order to answer the questions on this form. Click here for a printable version of this form to bring with you to meetings.
NEW! Instructor Eligibility: Members of the university "teaching faculty" or faculty who are authorized by their department chair may supervise independent studies. A list of authorized faculty is now avalable online so that students may check to see if their faculty are eligible. Click here for list and instructions for requesting to add new faculty.
Rules and Regulations: Visit the Biology Department Independent Research Rules and Regulation website for further insight regarding grading, incompletes, final report submission, credits / contact hours and much more.
Technical Difficulties: Communicate issues by email to the Biology Department Undergraduate Office