BIOG 4990

BIOG 4990

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.

For students with previous undergraduate experience conducting biological research. Students enrolled for this credit continue to be supervised, as in 2990, but work more independently, often on their own project. As part of the online application, students will prepare a brief research proposal (1-2 paragraphs). Any Cornell faculty member whose research field is biological in nature may serve as supervisor for this course.

When Offered Fall, spring, or summer.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: one semester BIOG 2990 or equivalent or permission of instructor and Office of Undergraduate Biology.

Course Attribute (CU-UGR)

Comments Arts students may not register for more than 6 credits per semester with one supervisor or 8 credits per semester with more than one supervisor. Students in CALS may use up to 15 credits of independent study (BIOG 4990, BIOG 4980) toward graduation. Up to 3 credits of research may be used to complete concentrations in General Biology, Genetics, Genomics and Development, and Systematics and Biotic Diversity, and 4 credits of research in Neurobiology and Behavior.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-8 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2349 BIOG 4990   RSC 701

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  • Students from all colleges must register for course by completing an Independent Study Form on-line at