One Biology independent study course (Biology 95-98) may count as one of the unspecified courses within any major, but you must apply and be accepted before you enroll. Biology 95/96 is open to Biology majors and minors pursuing independent research with a Dartmouth faculty member. Biology majors who perform exceptionally well in Biology 95 and want to continue their research without entering the honors program may apply to take Biology 96. Those who wish to enter the Honors program (below) should apply for Biology 97/98.
Students receiving credit for undergraduate research must have given evidence of their ability to conduct independent study, as judged by a review of their application by the members of the Undergraduate Committee.
Prerequisites for Biology 95/96 are: At least three Biology courses numbered 11 or above, a 2.67 average in previous biology courses, and permission of the Undergraduate Committee and the supervising instructor.
Prerequisites for Biology 97/98 are: At least two Biology courses numbered 20 or above, a 3.00 average in previous biology courses, and permission of the Undergraduate Committee and the supervising instructor.
For both Biology 95/96 and 97/98, the application and research proposal must be submitted at least one month prior to the beginning of the term in which the course is to be elected.
If you have any questions about the programs or the application process, please contact Professor Natasha Grotz.