ESCI 489

Senior Research in Environmental Science

1-5 Undergraduate credits
Effective August 22, 2015 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course provides students with laboratory or field research experience under the supervision of a resident science faculty member. Students must complete a research proposal and it must be approved by the instructor before registering for the course. Prior successful completion of an upper division course with the instructor is generally required. Intended for Environmental Science majors in their senior year.

Special information

Note: Instructor's permission required.

Learning outcomes


  • Design, propose, conduct, interpret, and present the results of an independent laboratory or field experiment in biology at the senior undergraduate level.
  • Find, read, interpret and utilize primary scientific literature in biology
  • Apply this experience with research methods in biology the level necessary for success in graduate or professional research.