Freshman Research Initiative (FRI)

Fall Course Schedule

The fall semester course with your Research Stream offers a more independent research experience with more time to focus on in-depth projects.

FRI Stream Fall Course Registration

  • Registration. Your Research Educator will provide registration information and instructions. Course credit options are subject to change.
  • Stream switching after the first semester or participation in an additional stream is not possible at this time.  
  • Time Commitment. Most streams also require a lab component that is included with the course credit offered, but does not show a meeting time on the spring & fall course schedules. Reserve time in your weekly schedule to attend lab, in addition to the meeting time indicated in the course schedule.
  • Questions? Contact the stream Research Educator.

STREAM SORT

FRI Stream Primary Research Discipline* Course Credit Options    
Aptamer Biochemistry BIO206L & BIO177 BIO377 CH369K
Autonomous Robots Computer Science CS378 -- --
Behavioral Neuroscience Biology BIO377 -- --
Big Data in Biology Computational Biology BIO377 CS378 --
Bioactive Molecules Chemistry CH220c CH369K BIO377
Biobricks Biochemistry BIO206L & BIO177 BIO377 CH369K
Biodiversity Discovery Biology BIO377 -- --
Biomanufacturing Biochemistry BIO206L & BIO177 BIO377 CH369K
Bioprospecting Biochemistry BIO206L & BIO177 BIO377 CH369K
Bugs in Bugs Biology BIO377 -- --
Computational Materials Computational Chemistry CH369K -- --
Creative AI Computer Science CS378 -- --
Discovering Signals Biology BIO377 BIO328D --
Discrete Mathematics Math Directed Reading -- --
DIY Diagnostics Multidisciplinary BIO206L & BIO177 BIO377 CH369K or CS378
EvoDevOmics Computational Biology BIO377 -- --
Fish Behavior Biology BIO377 -- --
Gene Networks Biochemistry BIO206L & BIO177 BIO377 CH369K or BCH369K
Geometry of Space Multidisciplinary CS378 -- --
Glow Worms Biology BIO377 -- --
Luminators Chemistry CH369K -- --
Magnetic Matter Physics PHY308F -- --
Maker Space Multidisciplinary BIO206L & BIO177 BIO377 CH369K or CS378
Materials in Color Chemistry CH369K -- --
Microbe Hackers Biochemistry BIO206L & BIO177 BIO377 CH369K
Plant Pathways Biology BIO377 -- --
Quantum Computing Computer Science CS378 PHY308F --
Supra Sensors Chemistry CH369K -- --
Urban Ecosystems Multidisciplinary BIO206L & BIO177 BIO377 CH369K
Virtual Cures Biochemistry BIO206L & BIO177 BIO377 CH369K
White Dwarf Stars Astronomy AST375 -- --
X-Plants Biology BIO321G BIO377 --
*Many of our streams are multidisciplinary, but offer course credit related to a primary research discipline.