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Student-driven, original research starts early with Bio-150: Introduction to Biological Inquiry.
Planning for off-campus study requires careful consideration. It is to your advantage to begin the planning process in your first year. If you are planning an off-campus experience you should plan to be away during your 5th, 6th, or 7th semester. Biological chemistry and chemistry majors should talk with their advisors about when physics and physical chemistry should be taken in relation to an off-campus experience.
Planning Your Courses
1st year Fall - Bio 150 or Chm 129; Math 131 (123)
1st year Spring - Bio 150 or Chm 129; **Math 133 (124)
2nd year Fall - Bio 251; Chm 221++
2nd year Spring - Bio 252; **Chm 222 or **Math 209
3rd and 4th years - 5 electives* (can include summer research or classes). A maximum of four credits of advanced work in a related field may be applied toward the major. The following courses are on the approved list: ANT-221 or ANT-325; BCM-262; PSY-336.
Courses take students around the world, such as biology students studying in the Namib desert and economics students exploring South Korea's rise.
The CERA Committee is a set of faculty, staff, and students who work with the CERA Director (a Biology faculty member) and the CERA Manager (a staff member who works for the Center for Prairie Studies and the Biology Department) to administer CERA. The Committee helps coordinate use of CERA by classes, researchers, and others, and it reviews and defines CERA policies and long-term plans
This is a common application for the Science Division, submit only one application.
Applications due -- 5th week in spring semester -- Friday, February 21, 2014.
Notification of offers -- To be announced.
Accept/decline offers -- To be announced.
Start/end dates for summer research are set by department or individual faculty. Use this form to apply for a summer research position in any of the science departments. Open to Grinnell College students only.
Please complete ALL fields. The information that you submit will be sent via e-mail to Larissa Mottl, CERA Manager.