If you have questions about the program, please contact: Dr. Louisa Wu, CBMG Honors Program Director
1) Undergraduates are eligible to enter the CBMG Departmental Honors Program beginning your second year.
2) To be considered for admission into the program, you must have an overall cumulative grade point average of at least 3.40 in the courses required for the Biological Sciences major.
3) A faculty mentor must have been identified and be willing to sponsor the project before an application will be reviewed.
4) Interested students should submit an application by email to the Director of the CBMG Honors Program at least one week before the beginning of the semester the student wishes to enter the program.
PLAN OF STUDY/DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM
Departmental honors programs are distinct from university honors programs. The CBMG Departmental Honors Program is highly research oriented. The objective of the program is to provide departmental honor students with an opportunity to gain valuable experience in the research process. This involves:
1) Identifying a research problem.
2) Studying the background information related to the research problem.
3) Developing a Hypothesis.
4) Learning the methods and acquiring the data.
5) Analyzing data and communicating the science.
REQUIREMENTS OF THE PROGRAM
1) Students must enroll in Honors Research for at least three semesters.
2) Students must enroll in Honors Seminar (BSCI378H) during their time in the program.
3) Students must pass at least seven credits of CBMG - related lecture/laboratory courses and obtain a grade of B+ or better.
4) A research proposal that has been approved and signed by the mentor must be submitted to the Director of the CBMG Honors Program.
5) An approved Honors thesis.
6) An oral defense of the Honors thesis.
Students may receive Honors in more than one department but the program requirements of both departments must be met, the student must have prior approval from the CBMG Program Director, and theses completed for each Honors program must be unique, i.e., the same project may not be used to meet the requirements of two Honors programs.
PRIVILEGES FOR HONOR STUDENTS
WITHDRAWAL FROM THE PROGRAM