Fall 2012 – Summer 2013
Departments offer a variety of research-based courses that allow you to perform research under the supervision of a McGill researcher for academic credit. Depending on the unit, courses featuring undergraduate research may bear names such as: majors project, honours project, advanced lab, independent research, technical project, independent study, or research project and seminar. For more information, see the research course list online at www.mcgill.ca/science/research/ours/researchcourses or browse the course listings at www.mcgill.ca/students/courses/calendars/keyword.
"396" undergraduate research project courses are offered by most departments and schools—ANAT 396, ATOC 396, BIOC 396, BIOL 396, etc.—plus COGS 396 and NSCI 396. They are elective courses, which can be taken outside your own department, and can be taken after one term of undergraduate studies. Note that for Microbiology and Immunology, MIMM 396 is for microbiology projects whereas MIMM 397 is for immunology; otherwise, for all practical purposes MIMM 397 should be treated as a "396" course. There is also a BASC 396 course for B.A. & Sc. students.
Students can consult a list of past projects and currently available projects on the Science website at www.mcgill.ca/science/research/ours/396, or they can devise a new project in consultation with a McGill professor and submit the required paperwork online.