BIO-117 - Research Methods in Biology

3 credits

In this course students will be introduced to quantitative and qualitative methods for conducting meaningful scientific inquiry and research while developing an understanding of the scope and purpose of biological research and building written and oral communication skills. Under supervision of a faculty mentor, students will select a research project, write a literature based research proposal, conduct experiments, and prepare and communicate a research report in either written or poster form. Research methods and experimental design will be emphasized, along with accessing articles from the professional literature and the effective communication of research results.

Prerequisite(s): BIO 101 or BIO 102 

Corequisite(s): BIO 117L 

Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Natural or Physical Science requirements.