Students must take a course which incorporates a research experience. BCM 465 currently meets this requirement. Each student presents the results of this research in either the biology or chemistry seminar course, BIO 475/CHM 475. BIO 475/CHM 475 is taken over three (usually non-consecutive) terms. During the first two terms the student participates as an observer and questioner and enrolls in BIO 475/CHM 475 for no credit. During the third term, the student gives the research presentation and enrolls in BIO 475/CHM 475 for one credit hour. Students are encouraged to gain additional research experience by undertaking independent research under the direction of a biology or chemistry faculty member or by participating in a summer research program at a university, government or corporate laboratory.