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OMNIBUS - directions

OMNIBUS - directions

OMNIBUS – undergraduate research, ATA, thesis
Omnibus numbers are used for courses offered on an experimental or tutorial basis or for courses in which the content is new or changing. Please refer to the class list link for more information about class options for this study. Credit hours have some flexibility, but the university requires students to perform 45 hours of contact work for each academic credit.

This course is an individualized study in conjunction with a professor. The curriculum is agreed upon by the professor and student. Please note, not more than 6 credit hours of individualized study can be used towards any major degree requirements.

See the link for class list for further information about what is available.

  1. Speak to a professor about entering into the agreement for an OMNIBUS course and develop a plan for what that will look like in conjunction with that professor.
  2. Be prepared to provide a brief description of the project as well as the items you will do to earn the credit hours. This description will be in 6100 characters or less (approximately 1 page of single spaced New Times Roman, 10 point font)
  3. Activate the DocuSign agreement below, complete and sign. A copy of the form will be sent to the listed professor for his/her signature and a finalized copy will be sent to SOLS advising for approval.
  4. If you do not receive confirmation from DocuSign that the form was signed by the professor, it will be your responsibility to follow-up with the professor.

NOTE: For students wanting to enroll in MBB 495, you must receive approval of your research area from Dr. Tsafrir Mor, Dr. Hugh Mason, or Dr. Wim Vermaas. Any one of these faculty can email our office directly to approve your research, or you may forward us their written permission.

If you have further questions concerning how to enroll in this course, please contact advising for assistance by emailing sols.advising@asu.edu.

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OMNIBUS – Course areas of study

OMNIBUS – Course areas of study

BIO/HPS/MIC/MBB/PLB 492: Honors directed study
Possible credit hours: 1-3
Enrollment requirements: Must be a student in Barrett, the Honors College
Description: 492 may only be used if the research is part of your two-semester honors thesis work. This course ranges from one to three semester hours. Consult with an honors advisor before enrolling is recommended.
Note: Must be completed before 493.

BIO/HPS/MIC/MBB/PLB 493: Honors Thesis
Possible credit hours: 1-6
Enrollment Requirements: Must be a student in Barrett, the Honors College. Must have completed 492.
Description: This course ranges from one to six semester hours. Consult with an honors advisor before enrolling is recommended. 
Note: Must be taken during the semester in which student defends thesis.

BIO/MIC/MBB 494: Advanced Study Practicum
Possible credit hours: 1-4
Enrollment Requirements: Must have successfully completed the course for which you are assigned as an ATA.
Description: Assistant Teaching Assistants (ATAs) for School of Life Sciences Courses. Students must have completed the course for which they are assigned as an ATA. For more information, contact the course instructor.
Note: Does not count as upper division major lab credit.

BIO/HPS/MIC/MBB/PLB 495: Undergraduate Research
Possible credit hours: 1-3
Description: Supervised research in biology/microbiology/molecular biosciences and biotechnology/ or plant biology.
Note: Six credit hours of these types of experiences can be applied towards major degree requirements, and a max of three credit hours can go toward the upper division lab requirement.

BIO/HPS/MIC/MBB/PLB 496: Undergraduate Thesis
Possible credit hours: 1-3
Enrollment Requirements: Successful completion of BIO/MIC/MBB/PLB 495
Description: Guided research culminating in the preparation of an undergraduate thesis based on supervised research done in current and previous semesters.
Note: Does not count as upper division major lab credit.

BIO/HPS/MIC/MBB/PLB 499: Individualized Instruction
Possible credit hours: 1-3
Description: Provides an opportunity for original study or investigation in the major or field of specialization on an individual and more autonomous basis.
Note: Can count as upper division lab credit, if doing applicable research/lab work. Please meet with your academic advisor with any questions.