Research Project Courses

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Research Project Courses

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/program-search. Research courses can also help you qualify for the Dean's Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research List or the B.Sc. Global Designation.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2016-2017 (last updated Mar. 1, 2016) (disclaimer)

"396" Undergraduate Research Project Courses

"396" Undergraduate Research Project Courses

"396" undergraduate research project courses are offered by most undergraduate science departments and schools—ANAT 396, ATOC 396, BIOC 396, BIOL 396, etc.—plus HGEN 396 and MDPH 396 (Human Genetics and Medical Physics; departments which offer mainly graduate programs), as well as COGS 396 and NSCI 396 (Cognitive Science and Neuroscience; multidisciplinary undergraduate programs).

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 devise a new project in consultation with a McGill professor and submit the required paperwork online.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2016-2017 (last updated Mar. 1, 2016) (disclaimer)
Faculty of Science—2016-2017 (last updated Mar. 1, 2016) (disclaimer)