Honors the undergraduate honors program in biology is intended to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the conduct of a research project in the biological sciences, the preparation of a written thesis, and the defense of the thesis independent research for undergraduate. To graduate with honors, you will need to 1 in the semester in which you plan to graduate you need to apply to graduate with honors in the major follow the guidelines outlined here 2 write an honors thesis and have it approved (ie signed) by your thesis supervisor and the biology honors advisor consider enrolling. The senior honors thesis program is open to declared biology majors who meet all eligibility requirements. In contrast to latin honors (cum laude, magna cum laude, summa cum laude), which are based solely on overall gpa, achieving honors in one's major is determined by a rigorous thesis process this achievement appears on a graduate's transcript as, for example, honors in biology in biology, any student may apply to. The biology honors program is designed to help students carry out research projects and to present their results to their colleagues general guidelines for graduation with honors in biology (pdf) describes the procedures and requirements for attaining biology honors candidates must submit a write an honors thesis. Honors program honors theses the program in biological sciences confers honors to a select set of graduating seniors, based partly on grades within the major, but more particularly on the quality of research and writing evidenced in formal senior theses requirements to receive program honors: minimum gpa of.
Honors students take a graduate class and write a thesis which they defend before a committee below is information that should answer most of your questions about requirements for honors in biology dr arri eisen, biology honors coordinator, holds a meeting to register honors students and discuss the requirements in. The goal of the biology undergraduate honors thesis program is to provide a rigorous research and scientific writing experience for outstanding undergraduates in the department of biology students perform research with a faculty member in biology (or related) at portland state university or other research institution. Biol senior honors thesis to graduate with highest honors or honors in biology, senior bio majors/2nd majors must meet the following requirements: gpa requirement senior biology majors/2nd majors can choose to do their senior honors thesis in either the fall or spring semester of their senior year at unc you must.
Outstanding students in the department of biology may earn a degree with honors by writing and defending an honors thesis on their own original research students work with a faculty mentor to develop a research project, assemble a thesis committee, and write their thesis to be eligible for departmental honors, you. Guidelines for biology majors who plan to write an honors thesis these guidelines are intended to provide an outline to help students organize, write, and submit a thesis students always should consult with their faculty mentor in making specific decisions as early as possible in the process of.
Students may apply for the honor, distinction in biology, if they have a major gpa of 325 or greater and they complete an honors thesis the honors thesis is based on the candidate's independent research and in the format of an article to be published the same work may be used for an honors thesis and for biol 399 or. 3 the certification of the student's thesis, by their mentor, using the thesis certification form important: no candidate is approved for graduation with a research emphasis in biology unless all requirements are met an oral examination may be held at the discretion of the department 4 presentation of the honors thesis. Students accepted as candidates for distinction will be eligible to register for a special 10 cc course, writing in biology, bio 495, in the spring this course will be an intensive training in the principles of scientific writing, with a focus on the preparation of the honors thesis this class is recommended, but not required and.
Independent research projects one-on-one mentoring by one of the department's scientists seminar presentations writing an honors thesis describing the biology honors program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to learn research techniques directly from the faculty and their research. It must be approved by him/her and by the departmental honors committee before starting to write an honors thesis, consult the requirements and deadlines all honors theses must use the following microsoft word template documents using any other format will not be accepted end-of-semester reports should be. Important dates § tba mandatory meeting for students pursuing honors and graduating during the 2012-13 academic year at 6:15pm in clark auditorium § oct 29, 2012 honors proposals due for spring 2013 grads § apr 26, 2013 applications for oral presentations due § apr 26, 2013 honors thesis drafts due.