Honors Program in Biology

The department offers an honors program to provide qualified students the opportunity to pursue advanced study and receive appropriate recognition. Interested students should apply to the department chairperson for admission. Participants in the honors program are selected by the department faculty on the basis of these criteria: junior standing, minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.25, and acceptance by a faculty member for participation in a research project.

To complete the honors program a student must:

  • maintain the 3.25 GPA, enroll in undergraduate research courses for a minimum of two semesters
  • complete a minimum of three credit hours and a maximum of six hours of undergraduate research
  • present the results of the undergraduate research project at an honors seminar as well as submit a written report approved by the faculty supervisor to the department faculty

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