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Honors Program in Biology


The Honors Program in Biology is designated as a distinction bestowed on those outstanding undergraduate Biology majors who have demonstrated distinct competence in overall biology course work and who have completed an independent research project of substantial merit. This program offers motivated students the opportunity to develop research and communication skills in preparation for graduate school or a professional career.

Requirements for the Honors Program in Biology

All courses required for the major in Biology:
BI 205               Research Methods and Experimental Design (2 credits)
BI 402               Independent Study in Biology (3-5 credits)*
Written thesis describing original research

*"Commendation in Biology" requires 3 credits of BI 402 Independent Study in Biology and a minimum 3.0 GPA in biology courses. "Honors in Biology" requires 5 credits of BI 402 Independent Study in Biology and a minimum of 3.5 GPA in biology courses.

For more information and specific program requirements, contact Dr. Randall Tracy in the Department of Biology.

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