Centennial Honors College

Biology

Students may complete an honors curriculum in University Honors, Upper Division Honors, or Lower Division Honors. All Honors students must complete the one-hour honors colloquium (GH 299). Lower Division Honors includes General Honors coursework. Upper Division Honors includes honors work in the major. University Honors combines Upper and Lower Division Honors.

Honors students in Biology must complete all requirements for a Biology major.

Grade Requirements

  • 3.5 overall GPA
  • 3.5 GPA in honors courses

General Honors Requirements

  • Two General Honors seminars (6 semester hours)
  • An honors section of the First Year Experience (3 semester hours) (a General Honors seminar may be substituted in some cases)
  • GH 299 (one semester hour)

Departmental Honors Requirements

  • GH 299
  • Participate in two research oriented Honors Seminars (Biol 470H) for two semester hours total. Only Biology majors are eligible for these seminars and Honors Research.
  • Complete 3 semester hours of Honors Research (Zool/Biol/Micro 477H).
  • Complete 3 semester hours of Biol 478H (Senior Honors Thesis). This involves writing a thesis under the supervision of one or more faculty members based on research completed while enrolled in 477H. Satisfactory defense of the thesis before the advisor and Departmental Honors Committee is required for credit.

University Honors

  • Two General Honors seminars (6 semester hours)
  • An honors section of the First Year Experience (in some cases a General Honors seminar may be substituted)
  • GH 299
  • 2 semester hours of Honors Seminars (Biol 470H)
  • 3 semester hours of Honors research (Zool/Biol/Micro 477H)
  • 3 semester hours of Senior Honors Thesis Biol 478H

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