The Honors program is centered upon the production of a senior honors thesis based upon original research. The student works closely with a faculty sponsor on the formulation and execution of the research project and thesis preparation. The faculty sponsor in concurrence with the departmental Honors Committee is responsible for the evaluation and approval of the thesis.
The individual student is responsible for initiating an application for admission to the Honors Program and for obtaining the sponsorship of a departmental faculty member. A typical program will consist of four quarters of participation although, at the option of the student and faculty sponsor, a five-quarter program may be submitted.
The completed application form must be filed with the Honors Committee on or before the end of Winter Quarter of the student's junior year (or sixth quarter before graduation. Except under unusual circumstances, no application after that date will be accepted. A 3-5 page proposal is expected to be completed after one quarter of acceptance into the program.
For further information, contact the Department of Biological Sciences, 235 BH, (937)775-4226.