| Department of Biology Honors Program|
|The Department of Biology Honors Program provides an opportunity for motivated undergraduate students with
excellent academic records to develop research skills in preparation for graduate school and professional
careers. In this program, students actively participate in biological research under the supervision of a faculty
mentor. Students present the results of their investigations at the annual Biology Honors Research Day.
Students are also encouraged to present their research findings at scientific meetings. As does any program
which provides a meaningful and rewarding learning experience, the Biology Honors Program requires a
significant commitment of time and effort. |
Departmental Contacts for Biology Honors Program
|To be eligible for the Biology Honors Program, a student must meet the following criteria:|
- 1) Junior standing (64 hrs)
- 2) Minimum of 18 hours completed in biology courses
- 3) GPA of 3.5 in biology courses
- 4) GPA of 3.0 in all course work completed
- 5) Satisfactory completion of 1 hr of BY 398
- 6) Identification of a faculty member who is willing to serve as the student's mentor
Requirements Necessary to Complete the Biology Honors Program:
- 1) Satisfactory completion of 6 credit hours of BY 399 (Honors Research)
- 2) Submission and approval of a formal research proposal regarding the student's Honors Research Project.
The proposal should include a synopsis of the proposed research incorporating an introduction, proposed
methods, and relevant literature review. The proposal should be submitted to the Honors Committee by the
last week of the first quarter of Honors Research (BY 399).
- 3) A formal poster of the research results should be presented at the annual Biology Honors Research Day
normally held at the end of the spring quarter. Under special circumstances, the poster may be presented at
other times of the year pending approval of the Honors Committee.
- 4) A written, final report summarizing the results of the student's Honor's Research should be submitted by the
end of the final quarter of BY 399.
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