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Research Excursion Program

Official description

An instructor-supervised group project in an off-campus setting. Further information can be found at: Consult the Physics Department webpages for information about opportunities. 

The Research Excursion Program (REP) provides an opportunity for Arts and Science degree students (St. George) beginning their third year (i.e. after completing at least 9 but not more than 14 credits) to participate in a practical or experimental activity under the supervision of a faculty member.  The practical, experimental component can take the form of research/learning in archives, laboratories, libraries, or in a field camp, etc. - but not in a classroom at another university (that is covered by the Faculty's summer abroad and exchange programs).  The projects run within the May-August period, when both Faculty and students would be able to make the time commitments necessary.  Summer tuition fees apply.  The Faculty of Arts and Science will cover travel expenses.

Each REP course has a program-specific designator, such as ANT, CLA, CSB, etc. REP courses count towards your undergraduate degree and may be eligible to count towards program completion with approval from the relevant Associate Chair or Program Director. A limited number of REP courses are available each year.

Faculty supervisors propose the projects and choose the students who apply. Students must also attend a mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation through the office of Safety Abroad no later than four weeks prior to travel.

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course title
summer, fall, winter
year of study
3rd year
time and location