Research Courses

Our students are encouraged to participate in cutting-edge research. Research opportunities are available to students in their second, third, and fourth years, throughout the year. Details about each of the above courses are provided below.

  • EEB299Y1/399Y1: Research Opportunity Program (ROP)
  • EEB398H0/398Y0: Research Excursions Program (REP)
  • EEB397Y1: Research Project in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • EEB497H1F/S: Research Studies in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • EEB498Y1/499Y1: Advanced Research Project in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology I/II

EEB299Y1/399Y1: Research Opportunity Program (ROP)

The Research Opportunity Program (ROP) gives undergraduate students in their second and third year the chance to join a professor’s research project and earn course credit towards their degree and program requirements. EEB participates in the ROP program each year, in both the fall-winter and summer sessions. Please visit the ROP website for more information.

EEB398H0/398Y0: Research Excursions Program (REP)

The Research Excursion Program (REP) provides an opportunity for Arts & Science undergraduate students to travel off-campus as part of a professor’s research project and to earn a course credit at the same time. Past REP courses have taken students around the world, including to archives in New York City, field sites in Algonquin Park and forests in Ecuador. EEB participates in the Research Excursion program. Please visit the REP website for more information.

Fall-Winter 2019-2020 Research Courses

Students and supervisors are encouraged to review the EEB Research Project Course guidelines before completing the application and registration forms.

EEB397Y1Y: Research Project in EEB (Third Year)

Requires an application form which must be completed by the student and reviewed by the potential supervisor. The supervisor then indicates on the form that he/she will supervise the student, and then the student must return the form to the Undergraduate office by Friday, July 26, 2019 for Fall/Winter enrollment. These courses also require a registration form to be submitted by the student to the Undergraduate office no later than Friday, September 27, 2019; this form outlines the marking scheme, deadlines and project description.

EEB497H1F/S: Research Studies in EEB (Fourth Year) - half-credit course

Requires an application and registration form (single form) which must be completed by the student and reviewed by the potential supervisor. The form should be submitted to the Undergraduate office by Friday, July 26, 2019 (for F course) and Friday, November 15, 2019 (for S course). Please note this course is typically a literature review due to the length of a half course.  If you want to be included in the EEB498/499Y undergraduate research fair (only applicable for the winter session), please discuss with your supervisor if doing a poster presentation is feasible.

EEB498Y1/499Y1: Advanced Research Project in EEB (Fourth Year) - full-year courses

**Students enrolled in EEB498Y1/499Y1 will automatically be concurrently enrolled in EEB488H1Y - Research Issues in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.**

Requires an application form which must be completed by the student and reviewed by the potential supervisor. The supervisor then indicates on the form that he/she will supervise the student, and then the student should return the form to the Undergraduate office by Friday, July 26, 2019 for Fall/Winter enrollment. These courses also require a registration form to be submitted by the student to the Undergraduate office no later than Friday, September 27, 2019; this form outlines the marking scheme, deadlines and project description.