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How do I get course credit for research? 

BIO 291

BIO 491

HON 499

BIO 499

HON 499

First-Year Research Experience (3-5 hours/week)

Directed Independent Study for Freshman and Sophomores (1-3 cr hrs)

Directed Independent Study for Juniors and Seniors (1-3 cr hrs)

Honors Thesis (6 credits over 2 or 3 semesters)

(Required for Honors Program Students)

Departmental Honors (open to Biology majors)

Interdisciplinary Honors Program (open to any major)

How do I register for these courses?

The technical answer to this depends on whether you are in the honors program or not. In either case, however, you should take a look at the webpages of faculty members in your department (or even in other departments!) to see whose research sounds interesting to you. Contact several professors briefly explaining who you are, when you anticipate graduating, and why you are interested in their research. Faculty may not always have space/time/money for a new student, so it's a good idea to reach out to multiple labs and to be open-minded about the research. It's also a good idea to reach out a full semester before you'd like to start. Your new faculty research advisor will know how to register you for these courses.

Interested in the ETIRA lab?
Get in touch!

Office: 2103 Dobo Hall

Lab: 2101 Dobo Hall

4978 Cahill Drive

Wilmington, NC 28403

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