Introduction to McNair Scholars Research  


MCN 201 - Preparing for Research
Your introduction to research begins with an intensive preparatory course called MCN 201: Preparing for Research. This 3-credit course is offered exclusively to McNair Scholars and is the pre-requisite to MCN 401: Performing Research. It is also your opportunity to determine avenues to your post-baccalaureate career as a doctoral candidate. For the first two weeks in Maymester, you will participate in morning classes on campus under the instruction of the Program Coordinator. Important lectures and in-class exercises will lay the foundation for engaging in a summer research opportunity, your Research Assistantship, under the guidance of your Mentor. At the end of the summer you will conclude MCN 201: Preparing for Research by submitting a full-scale research proposal. Additionally, you will design a research poster that you will present and defend at the McNair Scholars Program Fall Research Conclave on-campus.

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MCN 401 - Performing Research  

Upon successful completion of MCN 201: Preparing for Research you may matriculate in MCN 401: Performing Research in the fall, Wintermester, or spring of the following academic year. This course is conducted as an independent study with your Mentor and is concluded by the submission of a formal research paper by the end of the summer between the Junior and Senior years. You are required to deliver an oral presentation during your senior year. Both courses earn three elective credits and receive a letter grade. 

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