How to Get Departmental Honors in Any Biology Degree Plan
Majors who plan to seek honors in biology should apply to the honors advisor listed on this website for their degree plan for admission to the honors program no later than the beginning of their senior year.
A University grade point average of at least 3.00 and a grade point average in biology of at least 3.50 are required for admission.
The requirements for graduation with special honors, which are in addition to the requirements of the major, are:
- Biology 679H or two semesters of Biology 379H, Honors Tutorial Course;
- A thesis or presentation based on original research and approved by the supervising faculty member and the honors advisor;
- A University grade point average of at least 3.00 and a grade point average in biology of at least 3.50;
- And completion at the University of at least sixty semester hours of coursework to be counted toward the degree.
Note: Neuroscience has a special Honors program called the Cajal Scholars.