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Ready to take your love of Biology to new heights?

Join our Honors in Biology program—an exclusive, intensive academic track designed for high-achieving students like you. 

Experience the difference with smaller, more interactive classes. Unlock unique research and learning opportunities that go beyond the traditional classroom setting. Become part of a tight-knit community of scholars who share your passion for biology. Forge lifelong friendships and connections that extend far beyond graduation. Join the ranks of our Honors in Biology graduates and celebrate as an honoree at the Annual Awards Ceremony. 

Elevate your academic journey with our Honors in Biology program. Apply now by emailing Dr. Kocache today!

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Photo of professor, Dr. Malda Kocache
For more information and to apply, email Dr. Malda Kocache, Honors in Biology Coordinator

Admission Requirements

  • GPA in Biology courses must be 3.33 or better 
  • GPA in supporting requirements (Math and other Sciences) must be 3.0 or better
  • Grade of B+ or better in BIOL 213 or 214 

Retention Requirements

Students in the program must maintain a Biology GPA of 3.33 or better and a supporting GPA of 3.0 or better from the time they have accumulated 30 hours to degree completion. 

Students who fall below this standard will be given a one semester probationary period in which to bring their GPA back up to the minimum standard.

Requirements to Graduate with Biology Honors

Curriculum Requirements

Students are required to take 6-8 credits in honors courses in the major (BIOL) including 

  • 3 semesters of BIOL 494 (honors seminar, 1 credit) 
  • 2 semesters of BIOL 494 and 1 semester of BIOL 493 (honors research) (1-2 credits)

GPA Requirements

  • Minimum 3.33 GPA in honors biology courses 
  • Minimum 3.33 GPA in biology requirements 
  • Minimum 3.00 GPA in supporting requirements 
  • Minimum 3.00 GPA overall