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Research for Credit

Students who are interested in recieving academic credit for their research should talk with their faculty mentors and academic advisors to enroll in 4998 (Research Thesis) or 4999 (Research). A good rule to follow is that 1 credit hour should equal 3 hours in the lab or working on the project. 

Research Courses

Many departments and colleges offer courses for students to introduce them to research methods, or have a research component in the course. Below is a list of courses: 

College of Arts and Sciences

Anthropology

  • ANTHROP 3005 – Careers with Anthropology
  • ANTHROP 5603 – Strategy of Archaeological Field Research
  • ANTHROP 5650 – Research Design and Ethnographic Methods
  • ANTHROP 5651 – Spatial Analysis for Anthropologists
Astronomy
  • ASTRON 2895 - Topics in Astrophysics
Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • CHEM 1620 - General Chemistry for Majors II
  • CHEM 1920H - Honors General Chemistry II
  • CHEM 2210 - Analytical Chemistry I: Quantitative Analysis
  • CHEM 2550 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
  • CHEM 4410 - Physical Chemistry Laboratory
  • CHEM 4880 - Instrumental Analysis Laboratory\
  • BIOCHEM 5621 - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Laboratory
Communication, School of
  • COMM 3163 Communication Industry Research Methods 
  • COMM 3160 Communication Research Methods 
  • COMM 3165 Evaluation and Usability Testing 
  • COMM 4665 Human Communication in Social Networks
Design
  • Design 3200: Design Research 1
  • Design 4200: Design Research 2
  • Design 5200: Design Research 3
East Asian Languages and Literatures 
  • Chinese
    • CHINESE 4380 - The Chinese Language
    • CHINESE 4383 - The Chinese Language and Its Script
    • CHINESE 4402 - Traditional Chinese Fiction in Translation
    • CHINESE 4403 - Modern Chinese Literature in Translation
    • CHINESE 4404 - Chinese Drama
    • CHINESE 4405 - China in Chinese Film
    • CHINESE 4407 - Eco-literature in China
  • Japanese
    • JAPANSE 4400 - Japanese Film and Visual Media
    • JAPANSE 4401 - Japanese Literature and Film in Critical Perspective
  • Korean
    • KOREAN 2451 - Korean Literature in Translation
    • KOREAN 5380 - Korean Linguistics
    • KOREAN 5400 - Performance Traditions of Korea
    • KOREAN 5455 - Interdisciplinary Courses in Korean Art, Music, Film, and Theatre
Economics
  • ECON 4960H - Honors Seminar in Economics
Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology
  • EEOB 3310.01 - Evolution
  • EEOB 3410 - Ecology
  • EEOB 3494 - Entering Independent Research
  • EEOB 3498 - Undergraduate Research in Behavioral Ecology
Film Studies
  • FILMSTD 4895 - Advanced Seminar: Topics in Film Studies
History
  • All of our 4000 level seminars include a research component, the courses are HISTORY 4005; 4015; 4125; 4217; 4255; 5285; 4410; 4430; 4525; 4575; 4625; 4675; 4705 and 4795.
History of Art
  • HISTART 3010H - Gender and Sexuality in Western Art
  • HISTART 4001 - Writing Seminar in History of Art
  • HISTART 4010 - An Introduction to the Methods and Theories of Art History
  • HISTART 4016 - Senior Research Seminar in History of Art
  • All of our courses for majors at the 5000-level have a research component
International Studies
  • INTSTDS 5702 - Research on Organized Violence 
Linguistics
  • Linguistics Outside the Classroom program: LING 2000 - Introduction to Linguistics, LING 2051 - Analyzing the Sounds of Langage, and LING 3701 - Language and the Mind.
  • LING 3191 - Linguistics Internship
  • LING 4780 - Undergraduate Research Seminar
  • LING/PSYCH/EDUTL 5700 - Training in Informal Sciences Outreach
Molecular Genetics
  • MOLGEN 2220H - Introduction to Molecular Life Sciences 
  • MOLGEN 3300 - General Plant Biology
  • MOLGEN 4501 - General Genetics Laboratory 
  • MOLGEN 4502 - Expanded General Genetic Laboratory 
  • MOLGEN 5601 - Eukaryotic Molecular Genetics Lab
  • MOLGEN 5602 - Eukaryotic Cell Development Biology Lab
Physics
  • PHYSICS 2095 - Introductory Physics Seminar 
Psychology
  • PSYCH 4510 - Congnitive Psychology Laboratory 
  • PSYCH 4520 - Social Psychology Laboratory
Slavic and East European Languages and Literatures
  • Russian
    • RUSSIAN 4191 - Internship for Russian Majors
    • RUSSIAN 5160 - Russian for Open-Source Media Research: Reading & Listening Comprehension, Analysis, and Translation
Sociology
  • SOCIOL 3487 - Research Methods in Sociology
Spanish and Portuguese 
  • Spanish
    • All Spanish and Portuguese Honors Courses (Designated with an H) have a research or fieldwork component 
    • SPANISH 5201 - Spanish in the Health Professions
    • SPANISH 5630 - Seminar in Hispanic Linguistics
    • SPANISH 5650 - Seminar in Iberian Literatures and Cultures
    • SPANISH 5660 - Seminar in Latin American Literatures and Cultures
    • SPANISH 5689S - Spanish in Ohio: An Experiential Course
  • Portuguese
    • PORTGSE 5611 - The Portuguese Language
College of Education and Human Ecology 
   
Human Sciences
  • HDFS 2900 - Methods in Human Ecology Research 
  • HUMNNTR 3780H - Research Methods in Nutrition
  • KNSISM 4900 - Researching in Sport Industry 
College of Engineering

Engineering Physics 
  • PHYSICS 2095 - Introductory Physics Seminar 
Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering
  •  Food S.U.R.E. Program (https://fst.osu.edu/undergraduate/FoodSURE)
College of Food, Agriculture, and Environment Studies

Animal Sciences
  • ANIMSCI 2500H - Freshman Research Seminar 
  • ANIMSCI 3191 - General Internship Course
  • ANIMSCI 3500 - Professional Neworking in Animal Sciences
Horticultue and Crop Sciences
  • HCS 4193 - Individual Studies
College of Medicine
  • BIOETHC 2010 - Ethics of Biomedical Science Research
  • MEDCOLL 2220 - Introduction to Biomedical and Healthcare Research (1 Credit Hour)
  • MEDCOLL 2225 - Biomedical and Healthcare Research Journal Club (1 Credit Hour)
  • MEDCOLL 3998 - Design, Analysis and Dessemination of Biomedical and Healthcare Research - (3 Credit Hours)
  • BIOPHARM 4250 - Undergraduate Independent Study in Pharmacology/Pharmacogenomics
  • PATHOL 4000 - Undergraduate Research in Molecular Pathology
  • MEDCOLL 4660E - Primary Care across Countries
  • BIOPHARM/CBG/HTHRHSC/INTMED/MEDMCIM/NEUROSC/PATHOL/PEDS/PHYSIO 4998 - Undergraduate Research - College of Medicine Departments
  • BIOPHRM/MEDMCIM/NEUROSC 4999 - Thesis Research - College of Medicine Departments
  • MEDCOLL 5000 - Responsible Conduct of Research & Research Ethics (1 Credit Hour)
  • BMI 5740 - Introduction to Research Informatics 

Biomedical Science Program
  • BIOMSCI 3891H - Biomedical Science Research Experience I
  • BIOMSCI 3892H - Biomedical Science Research Experience II
  • BIOMSCI 3998 - BMS Undergraduate Research
  • BIOMSCI - 4790 - Exploring Medical Care Delivery and Education from a Global View
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
  • HTHRHSC 4900 - Evidence Based Research in Health Sciences
  • HTHRHSC 5900 - Health Sciences Research: Interpretation and Applications 

College of Nursing

  • NURSING 2780 - Scholarship for Evidence Based Practice
  • NURSING 2781H - Honors Research Methods
College of Pharmacy

Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • PHR 2530 – Introduction to Pharmaceutical Research
College of Social Work

  • 3401/3401H: Research & Statistics for Understanding Social Work Problems and Diverse Populations
  • 3402/3402H: Research & Statistics for Understanding Social Work Interventions
  • 4996H: Honors Research Seminar