The department offers Honors courses equivalent to its main courses, designated with an “S,” to provide opportunities and challenges for superior students.
In addition to covering the basic material taught in the regular courses, these small-enrollment courses offer tightly integrated lecture and laboratory experiences. They include an experimental approach and a quantitative orientation.
Candidates for an Honors degree do not necessarily need to take these courses, but would clearly benefit from them. The courses include:
- S211 Honors Molecular, offered fall semester only
- S311 Honors Genetics, offered spring semester only
- S318 Honors Evolution, offered every spring and every other fall
To enroll, you need to have a 3.300 GPA overall and have also completed the prerequisites.