Biology Program Internship Course Descriptions

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Biology Program Internship Course Descriptions
Undergraduate Internship: All undergraduate internships require at least 4 hours of on-the-job activity per credit hour per week for at least 14 weeks.
BIO 490 Internship. Practical and applied biology carried out as independent study in specialized areas of biology. Such work will be carried out under the supervision of a faculty advisor and a supervisor at the institution where the work is done. May be elected for up to six credits toward the Biology major. Prerequisites: Major in Biology and permission of the department chair. One to six credits. 
Graduate Internship: Completion of six to nine credits of internship, project, or thesis work is required for all students in the Biology M.S. degree program. BIO 691 provides the opportunity for students pursuing the Biology M.S. degree program to complete a graduate internship. The total credits approved for the internship will be determined by the student’s graduate committee chair based on factors such as the total hours of work per week, the level of preparation and professional skill required, and the level of responsibility assumed by the student. BIO 691 emphasizes development of practical, on-the-job skills and experience in biology through work with an industry, consulting firm, unit of government, government agency, or non-profit organization. Graduate internships are demanding of the student’s skills and abilities and require an advanced degree of preparation, initiative, and responsibility to complete successfully. All graduate internships require at least 6 hours of on-the-job activity per credit hour per week for at least 14 weeks.
BIO 691 Graduate Internship. Full-time, on-the-job work performed at a sponsoring entity under the supervision of an approved mentor in an area related to biological sciences. A written internship analysis and a public oral presentation are required. The student will defend the internship in front of the student’s graduate committee. Offered each semester. Prerequisites: BIO 610 and successful completion of qualifying exams. Three to nine credits.   
BIO 691 Syllabus of Record

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