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. 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. Qualifying students will submit a written proposal outlining their experimental research project and then complete the project under the direction of a faculty member the results of these projects, typically completed in the senior year, will be a written honors thesis and an oral presentation to the entire departmental faculty. 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.
Senior thesis examples graduating seniors in biological sciences have the option of submitting a senior thesis for consideration for honors and research prizes below are some examples of particularly outstanding theses from recent years (pdf): sledd thesis · yu thesis northwestern university logo. This program is designed to provide biology students an opportunity to turn their undergraduate research experience into a formal honors thesis as part of completing an honors thesis, the student will conduct a results-based independent research project under the tutelage of a faculty member in department of biological. Start doing research with a faculty mentor in the biological sciences department or biomedical sciences department during your junior year generally, this means enrolling in bios 4940 during spring semester of the junior year discuss doing a senior honors thesis with your faculty research mentor and the departmental. See biology advising center for list) minimum of 6 bi 401 credit hours with a single advisor minimum of three quarters of intensive research (summer counts as a quarter), with at least four quarters and summer research experience being strongly encouraged enrollment in bi 403 honors thesis all three quarters during.
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. The thesis proposal can be submitted as an informal email ([email protected] edu) with the phrase “honors thesis proposal” in the subject line please submit your proposal, the title, and a brief description of your project along with the name , departmental affiliation, phone number, and email address of. 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.
See also our bio honors thesis guidelines for students for expectations for honors research, details on thesis manuscript preparation, and useful campus resources one tremendous resource for undergraduate scientists preparing to do honors research is the mann library guide on research in the biological and life. In addition, candidates must successfully present and defend their senior thesis before a faculty examination committee upon successful completion, “honors in research” will be noted on transcripts and a certificate will be awarded at the student's diploma ceremony please note that students do not need to register an.
Research seminar 3) completion and defense of a written senior thesis and 4) graduation with a gpa of 35 or higher seminar: all honors in biology students must complete two credits of either bi 497 or bi 498 the principal objective of this course is to provide a formal environment in which students are presented with. 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. 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. In order to graduate with honors in biology, the student must have at least a 35 overall gpa a gpa of at least 35 in the major (calculation includes cognate courses) have completed a minimum of 9 sh of honors courses in biology including bio 4518 honors research (3 sh) and bio 4519 biology honors thesis (3 sh.
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. 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.