As you already know, getting research experience is essential for any student hoping to break into the field of health and medicine. Up until this year, CSUN allowed students to get credit for biological research by enrolling in BIOL 499. Due to the budget crisis and subsequent cuts, BIOL 499 has been replaced with the radically different BIOL 495. Much more paperwork, meetings and approvals are now required if one wishes to receive credit for Independent Study at CSUN. Head over to the member database to get a copy of the syllabus and read more about this new program.