Outstanding students may earn Honors in Biology by writing and defending an Honors thesis on their own original research. A student works with a faculty mentor to develop a research project, assemble a thesis committee, and write a thesis.
To be eligible for departmental honors, you conduct your own research and earn at least 6 credits of BIOL-X490 over at least two semesters devoted to your original project. If you successfully complete and defend your Honors thesis before your thesis committee and meet all requirements, you receive Honors in Biology upon graduation.
General information about Honors in Biology and assistance in identifying possible Biology faculty sponsors are available from the Biology academic advisors, Biology Bldg. A115. Questions about exceptions or unusual situations can be directed to the Undergraduate Advising Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
High achieving students may be recognized for academic excellenc in the College of Arts and Sciences or be eligible for admission to the Hutton Honors College.