Research-Based Learning


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Students in the Honours Life Sciences program can take advantage of many Independent Study courses offered in the program. Students interested in graduate school and career options in academia and research are encouraged to enroll in LIFE SCI 3RP3, 4A03, 4B09 or 4C12.

The following courses satisfy Experiential Learning Requirements (Course List C) in the Life Sciences Programs.

LIFESCI 3RP3: Research Practicum

The research practicum course provides students in the Life Sciences programs an opportunity to explore potential research projects while volunteering in the laboratory or clinic of a faculty member at McMaster University. The student will complete a research proposal in addition to the placement.

You should reach out immediately to potential supervisors at McMaster University to inquire if they will have any such opportunities.

Contact sisip@mcmaster.ca in case you are having difficulty . We cannot guarantee or find a placement for you but we will try our best to assist you in connecting with a potential supervisor/placement.

LIFE SCI 4A03/4B09/4C12/4D15 : Project & Thesis Courses

The Independent Study courses provide students registered in Level IV of an Honours Life Sciences program the opportunity to complete an independent study under the supervision of a faculty member in the Faculty of Science or Health Sciences.

You should reach out immediately to potential supervisors at McMaster University to inquire if they will have any such opportunities.

Contact sisip@mcmaster.ca in case you are having difficulty . We cannot guarantee or find a placement for you but we will try our best to assist you in connecting with a potential supervisor/placement.

 

Which Independent Study Course is right for you?

Course Comparison Chart

Download (PowerPoint) Guide to Applying for Independent Studies and Experiential Placement for the application process and tips to find a supervisor.

Questions? Contact the Experiential Education Coordinator, Dr. Sunita Nadella, at sisip@mcmaster.ca

 

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