BSc - Independent Study

BSc Independent Study Courses
ASCI*4700 Independent Studies in Arts/Sciences
ASCI*4710 Independent Studies in Arts/Sciences
BIOM*4500 Literature-based Research in Biomedical Sciences
BIOM*4510 Research in Biomedical Sciences
HK*4230 Advanced Study in Human Health and Nutritional Sciences
HK*4360 Research in Human Health and Nutritional Sciences
HK*4371/2 Research in Human Health and Nutritional Sciences II
IBIO*4500 Research in Integrative Biology
IBIO*4510 Research in Integrative Biology II
IBIO*4521/2 Thesis in Integrative Biology
MCB*4500 Research Project in Molecular & Cellular Biology I
MCB*4510 Research Project in Molecular & Cellular Biology
MCB*4600 Topics in Molecular & Cellular Biology
NEUR*4401/2 Research in Neurosciences
NEUR*4450 Research in Neurosciences
PSYC*3240 Independent Research Project
PSYC*4240 Advanced Independent Research Project
PSYC*4870 Honours  Thesis

Actions required, and things to keep in mind:

  • Contact potential supervisors.
  • Obtaining a supervisor's agreement greatly increases the possibility that you will be approved for the honours thesis, however be aware that it is still a competitive process. 
  • Complete the Request to Enrol
  • Submit to Sharon Helder at shelder@uoguelph.ca or MacKinnon 4015.

 

Tips for contacting a potential supervisor:

  • Before you contact a potential supervisor, familiarize yourself with their work: read their papers, know what type of work they do.
  • Be flexible in balancing your own ideas to fit within the research.
  • Be prepared to provide intellectual contribution to the project even if the work is already underway.
  • Be considerate: drop in during office hours if possible or set up an appointment.

 

Once a match has been confirmed, the student and supervisor will work together to complete a contract using the template below.

Contract Templates: (Microsoft Word)

3rd year: PSYC*3240
4th year: ASCI, BIOM, HK, IBIO, MCB, NEUR & PSYC 4000-level courses listed above

Submit signed contract to Sharon Helder at shelder@uoguelph.ca or MacKinnon 4015
Once the contract has been processed, the waiver will be granted and the student may add the course