College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences


The Biology Honors Program is an advanced independent study program in biology that encourages and recognizes superior scholarship by interested, capable and energetic students during the last two years of their undergraduate study. The Biology Honors Program may follow the two-year University Undergraduate Honors Program, but The University Undergraduate Honors Program is not a prerequisite. 

The goal of the program is 1) to provide a supportive and cohesive social and intellectual environment for students through the weekly Biology Honors Seminar, and 2) to provide an intensive independent research experience in a research laboratory under the close supervision of a faculty mentor. This research results in an Honor's Thesis that is presented to the Department and defended before a three member faculty committee.

Please contact Dr. Marjorie Reaka, Director of Biology Honors Program, for any inquiries.