Independent Research Courses

The following are courses to count for credit for independent research projects conducted in the laboratory of a faculty member at Rutgers University or RWJMS. A written report of research carried out during each term is required.

Registration in research courses is by special permission only. Students must fill out a Special Permission Form for Undergraduate Research and have it signed by their research advisor and MBB academic advisor before they can get a special permission number.  Students must have a GPA of 2.8 or greater to register for MBB research.

Students are expected to do 4-5 hrs of research a week for each credit.  (i.e. students taking research for 3 credits are expected to be in the lab at least 12 hrs a week.) 

Note:
Students performing research in RWJMS laboratories will have to fill out addtional forms.  

Course NumberTitle & DescriptionCredits
01:694:281,282

Sophomore Laboratory Research

Credits in this course cannot be used toward the required research credits for laboratory option. Research project in the laboratory of a faculty member. A written report of the research carried out during each semester is required.

Students must complete a Special Permission Form and have it signed by their Research and MBB faculty mentors before they can register of the course.

(1-6, 1-6)
01:694:381,382

Undergraduate Laboratory Research

Research project in the laboratory of a faculty member. A written report of the research carried out during each semester is required.

Students must complete a Special Permission Form and have it signed by their Research and MBB faculty mentors before they can register of the course.

(3-6, 3-6)
01:694:481,482

Advanced Undergraduate Laboratory Research

Research project in the laboratory of a faculty member. A written report of the research carried out is required by the end of each semester. An oral presentation of the student's research in the Seminar in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (01:694:483,484) courses Is required.

Students must complete a Special Permission Form and have it signed by their Research and MBB faculty mentors before they can register of the course.

Pre-requisites: 01:694:315, 407-408, and Corequisites: 694:383,484.

(3-6, 3-6)
01:694:489,490

Literature Research in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

Literature research projects on a selected subject under the direction of a faculty member. A written report of the research carried out is required by the end of each semester. An oral presentation of the student's research in the Seminar in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (01:694:483,484) course Is required.

Students must complete a Special Permission Form and have it signed by their Research and MBB faculty mentors before they can register of the course.

Pre-requisites: 01:694:315, 407-408, and Corequisites: 694:383,484.

(1-3,1-3)
01:694:495,496

Honors Laboratory Research

Honors research project in the laboratory of a faculty member. In addition to the research students enrolled in the 694:495 course during the fall semester are required a attend a 50 minute seminar each week to go over how to write a thesis.

Two oral presentations of the student's research in the Seminar in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (01:694:484) course, along with presentation of the research at the MBB Poster Forum is required. An Honors thesis and Oral Presentation and Defense is required in the spring semester. See MBB Honors page for criteria for receiving Honors from the MBB Department.

Note: You must apply to enroll in Honors Laboratory Research. The application requires a short research proposal, current transcript, and signatures from your thesis advisor. Applications due at the end of the spring semester for the following academic year.

Pre- or corequisites: 01:694:315, 407-408, and 383,484.

(6,6)

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