ELIGIBILITY TO SURF PROGRAM

WCSU’s Biology SURF is open to both WCSU and non-WCSU undergraduate students. All students must be U.S. citizens or legal residents.

Eligibility Requirements for WCSU Students
To be eligible for a SURF you must:

  • Be a continuing undergraduate student
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Completed 30 credits at WCSU or at another school in a biology or related program AND have successfully completed General Biology I and General Biology II courses (BIO103 and BIO104 or equivalent).
  • Be registered for Fall 2018 before beginning your SURF project.
  • Not be under any academic or disciplinary sanction.

Eligibility Requirements for Visiting (Non-WCSU) Students
To be eligible for SURF, you must:

  • Be a continuing undergraduate student and eligible for fall term registration at a U.S. accredited college or university.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0/4.0.
  • Complete the second semester or third quarter at U.S. accredited college or university.
  • Not be under any academic or disciplinary sanction.
  • Students need to currently be matriculated in a degree-granting undergraduate program.
  • Note: High school students who are co-enrolled in college courses are not eligible for this program.

Expectations
Upon receiving a SURF, students sign an agreement to fulfill the following requirements:

  • Devote full effort to conducting the SURF project (min 30 hours per week).
  • Participate in the project for the full ten-week period.
  • Submit two progress reports approved by their mentors to the WCSU Biology SURF committee.
  • Submit an abstract of their project to the WCSU Biology SURF committee.
  • Submit a written technical report approved by the mentor to the WCSU Biology SURF committee.
  • Present an oral presentation of his/her work in a public or scientific forum.
  • Abide by WCSU Academic Honesty Policy.

Program Description

Eligibility

Application

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