Independent, directed-field, or laboratory research. Research topics must be selected by the student and approved by the Independent Research Screening Committee before registration. This course will not satisfy any of the credits of upper-level biology electives required for a major in biology nor the laboratory science general education requirement. Prereqs: BIOL 203 and BIOL 204, plus permission of a supervising biology professor and approved project proposal. Offered: Fall and Spring. Includes laboratory.