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.
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.
- 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.
Margery Knewstubb, margery.knewstubb(at)mcgill.ca
Administrative Coordinator, Medical Physics Unit