Honors

Departmental Honors

Undergraduate majors are eligible to graduate with honors in biology if they fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Complete all course work required for the appropriate degree in biology.
  2. Achieve a minimum grade-point average of 3.25 overall and 3.5 in the major.
  3. Complete BIOL 499 Introduction to Honors Research with a grade of B or higher.
  4. Complete BIOL 699 Biology Honors Research Colloquium with a grade of B or higher.
  5. Complete an independent research project under the supervision of a faculty member in an area appropriate to the degree sought.
  6. Submit an honors thesis to the honors committee once the research is complete and present the results of the completed research at the honors research symposium.

Students majoring in Human Biology with Anthropology, Applied Behavioral Science, Psychology, or Speech-Language-Hearing concentrations will follow the honors requirements for their respective concentration department.

Specific guidelines and intent forms are available in the Undergraduate Biology Program office and online. Candidates must declare their intent to graduate with honors at least 2 semesters before graduation.

Contact Info

Biology Undergraduate Program

Haworth Hall
1200 Sunnyside Ave., Room 2045
Lawrence, KS 66045-7566
785-864-4301
http://www.kuub.ku.edu/
Greg Burg, Director
785-864-4301
gburg@ku.edu
Jennifer Weghorst, Assistant Director
785-864-5883
weghorst@ku.edu

B.S. in Molecular Biosciences Program

KU Edwards Campus
12600 Quivira Road
Overland Park, KS 66213
913-897-8659
http://www.kuub.ku.edu/
Dan W. Mueller, Director of Undergraduate Advising
913-897-8659
dmueller@ku.edu
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