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Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) Courses

Lower Division

VIP 200 VERTICALLY INTEGRATED PROJECTS (1-2 credits)(F,S,SU). Orientation to team-based research projects coached by faculty and graduate students. Team members contribute to the project’s success by exploring different roles on large multidisciplinary design/discovery teams. Skills learned include a basic level of professional (e.g., communication, project management, time management) and technical skills (e.g., lab skills, scientific method application). Topics considered in the courses are those necessary for the success of the VIP project. Course and topic(s) may be repeated up to 4 semesters for credit. PREREQ: PERM/INST.

Upper Division

VIP 300 VERTICALLY INTEGRATED PROJECTS (1-2 credits)(F,S,SU). Students are coached by faculty and graduate students on team-based, research projects. Students collaborate effectively on large multidisciplinary design/discovery teams. Skills learned include intermediate level professional (e.g., communication, project management, time management) and technical skills (e.g., lab skills, scientific method application). Topics considered in the courses are those necessary for the success of the VIP project. Course and topic may be repeated up to 6 semesters for credit. PREREQ: Upper-division standing and PERM/INST.

VIP 400 VERTICALLY INTEGRATED PROJECTS (1-2 credits)(F,S,SU). Students engage in project work with faculty and graduate students on multi-disciplinary, team-based, research projects. Participants demonstrate advanced research skills. Topics considered in the courses are those necessary for the success of the VIP project. Course and topic may be repeated up to 6 semesters for credit. PREREQ: Upper-division standing and PERM/INST.