MDPH 396 Undergraduate Research Project

MDPH 396 Undergraduate Research Project

 

Project approval form

396 projects require the approval of the supervisor and the relevant department. Download this form to get started.

What are 396 courses?

  • allow BSc students to conduct an independent research project under the supervision of a McGill professor;
  • contain a significant research component that requires substantial independent work by students;
  • feature a final report worth at least 50% of the final grade;
  • are elective courses;
  • can be taken outside your own department (i.e., by students whose major is outside the offering unit);
  • count towards the requirements of the Dean's Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research List (DMURL) (Faculty of Science);
  • can be taken after one term of undergraduate studies; and,
  • are not available under the satisfactory/unsatisfactory option.

Purpose

These courses are designed to increase undergraduate research opportunities by:

  • broadening the scope of research courses;
  • making them available to more students; and,
  • making the undergraduate research component more interdisciplinary.

General prerequisites

  • At least one term of undergraduate studies, a CGPA of at least 3.0, or permission of instructor to waive these requirements.
  • Open to students in any program offered by the Faculty of Science.
  • A project proposal form must be completed by the student and instructor and approved by the unit head or his/her delegate before the start of the term. Some units may also accept forms during the "add/drop" period.
  • A student may take more than one 396 course, but cannot be supervised by the same instructor for two 396 Science courses. Each 396 course must also be for a different project.

 

General enquiries:

Margery Knewstubb, margery.knewstubb(at)mcgill.ca

Administrative Coordinator, Medical Physics Unit

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