Biological Sciences Honors Program

Program Description

Biological Sciences Honors Program provides undergraduate students with an in-depth research experience. An undergraduate research experience is highly recommended for entry into many graduate and professional programs. Culmination of the Honors Program will consist of an undergraduate thesis and an undergraduate seminar.

Admission Requirements

To enter this program, students must have an overall GPA of 3.25 and a minimum of 3.0 GPA in biology courses with at least 15 units of biology and have completed at least 6 units of upper division biology courses, excluding the following:

BIO 106Genetics: From Mendel to Molecules3
BIO 195Biological Internship1 - 2
BIO 197ALaboratory Teaching Assistant1 - 2
BIO 197BLaboratory Techniques1 - 2
BIO 197CCo-curricular Activities in Biology1 - 2
BIO 199AIntroductory Undergraduate Research1 - 2
BIO 199BDirected Readings1 - 2

Program Requirements

The curriculum of the Honors Program is designed to be coupled with the BA or BS degree programs. The Honors Program requires the following courses, completed with a grade of "B" or better, for the BA or BS degree:

BIO 198AHonors Proseminar and Research (Open only to honors students in Biological Sciences as defined above)2
BIO 198BHonors Research and Seminar2