BIOL 45100. INDEPENDENT STUDY THESIS The thesis in Biology is based on a laboratory or field investigation in which data are collected and analyzed in comparison with the literature related to the project. A student should devote the same amount of time to the research and the subsequent thesis in BIOL 45100 and 45200 as that required for two major laboratory courses. The work is ordinarily done in two terms, one of which may be completed in the summer session. Data may be collected off campus if suitable supervision can be arranged. Normally, a student will have one research adviser.