Candidacy for departmental honors in biology is voluntary. To be eligible a student must fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Achieve a minimum grade point average of 3.5 for all courses satisfying the requirements for the major (as defined above);
  2. Take at least five courses in the major at this university;
  3. Satisfactorily complete BIOL 596. Independent Research;
  4. Satisfactorily complete the departmental comprehensive examination.

Application for candidacy must be made at the beginning of the senior year. Approval of candidacy and of the project and project advisor rests with the department. The project advisor will have sole responsibility for acceptance of the completed project.

The department may grant honors to exceptional students who fail to meet the above requirements, but who have in the judgment of the department brought distinction upon themselves and the department in some other appropriate manner.

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