Biological Sciences

Honors Program in Biological Sciences

Students admitted to the Honors College, as well as those whose academic performance is consistently at a high level, are invited to enroll in special sections of required and elective courses. These sections promise an enhanced learning experience and/or an amplification of the subject matter presented in the regular sections. Modes of examination and course requirements may differ as well. The Department of Biological Sciences provides several Honors courses. Exceptional students may also avail themselves of “Honors Supplements” to many of the other departmental offerings. Honors students explore a subject in greater depth and/or breadth than in the standard course. Additional meetings with the instructor, augmented course assignments, an independent project, or a combination of these is usually required. Successful completion of such courses will earn honors credit and will be so designated on the University transcript.