396 undergraduate research project courses

Where can I find 396 projects?

Here is the project list of current and past '396' project offerings.

To post, create, or register for a new project: contact a professor, discuss doing a project with her or him, fill out the online form, and follow the instructions. This is how most 396 projects are arranged.

What are 396 courses?

396 courses:

  • allow undergraduate Science 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);
  • can be taken after one term of undergraduate studies; and
  • are not available under the satisfactory/unsatisfactory option.

See also the "General prerequisites" section below.


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.(* For NSCI 396 and COGS 396, it is the Neuroscience Program Director or the Cognitive Science Program Director, and the Interdisciplinary Programs Adviser.)
  • Instructors will list project-specific prerequisites with the project description listings.
  • 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.

Participating departments, schools, or programs

The following departments, schools, or programs offer 396 courses. See our list of projects currently offered.

Department, school, or program Course number Supervisors for this course usually come from this list Take signed project forms to
Anatomy and Cell Biology
ANAT 396 Undergraduate Research Project 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ANAT professors Please refer to www.mcgill.ca/anatomy/directory
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
ATOC 396 Undergraduate Research Project 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ATOC professors Ms Manuela Franzo
Biochemistry
BIOC 396 Undergraduate Research Project 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

BIOC professors Ms Christine Laberge
Biology
BIOL 396 Undergraduate Research Project 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

BIOL professors Ms Susan Gabe or Ms Nancy Nelson
Chemistry
CHEM 396 Undergraduate Research Project 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

CHEM professors Fall and winter: Prof. Ian Butler; Summer: TBC
Cognitive Science
COGS 396 Undergraduate Research Project 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

This course is not associated with a single department, and it is for projects related to cognition and the evolution of thought. Supervisors usually come from Computer Science, Linguistics, Philosophy, and Psychology. Mr. Ryan Bouma
Computer Science
COMP 396 Undergraduate Research Project 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

COMP professors Prof. Nathan Friedman, then Liette Chin
Earth and Planetary Sciences
EPSC 396 Undergraduate Research Project 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EPSC professors Ms Kristy Thornton
Environment, McGill School of
ENVR 396 Undergraduate Research Project 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ENVR professors Ms Kathy Roulet
Geography
GEOG 396 Undergraduate Research Project 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GEOG professors Ms June Connolly
Human Genetics
HGEN 396 Human Genetic Research Project 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

HGEN professors Mr Ross MacKay
Mathematics and Statistics
MATH 396 Undergraduate Research Project 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MATH professors Ms Angela White
Medical Physics
MDPH 396 Undergraduate Research Project 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MDPH professors Ms Margery Knewstubb
Microbiology and Immunology - MICROBIOLOGY
MIMM 396 Ugrad Research Proj-Microbiol 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MIMM professors Prof. Gregory Marczynski
Microbiology and Immunology - IMMUNOLOGY
MIMM 397 Ugrad Research Proj - Immunol 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Neuroscience
NSCI 396 Undergraduate Research Project 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

The undergraduate neuroscience program and courses are not associated with a single department. Prospective supervisors for NSCI 396 come from many different departments Mr Ryan Bouma
Office of Science Education (Faculty of Science)
FSCI 396 Course not available

NOTE: FSCI 396 (Research Project in Science Teaching and Learning) will be offered for the first time in January 2019.
Co-supervised by a Professor teaching in a Faculty of Science course and the FSCI 396 Coordinator. Email the signed application form with a copy of your unofficial transcript to the ose.science [at] mcgill.ca (subject: FSCI%20396, body: (Please%20include%20the%20signed%20application%20form%20with%20a%20copy%20of%20your%20unofficial%20transcript)) (Office of Science Education) with FSCI 396 in the Subject Line.
Pharmacology
PHAR 396 Undergraduate Research Project 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PHAR professors Ms Chantal Grignon
Physics
PHYS 396 Undergraduate Research Project 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PHYS professors Prof. Thomas Brunner, then Olivia Sanalitro
Physiology
PHGY 396 Undergraduate Research Project 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PHGY professors Prof. Ursula Stochaj
Psychology
PSYC 396 Undergraduate Research Project 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PSYC professors Ms Julia Marussi
Redpath Museum
REDM 396 Undergraduate Research Project 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

REDM professors Ms Ginette Dessureault

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