Biochemistry Honors Program
Students wishing to graduate with Honors in Biochemistry must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 in all courses required for the Biochemistry Major and prepare an acceptable thesis based on a minimum of two semesters of independent research (BIO 486, 487, or 489). A student interested in becoming a candidate for honors should submit an outline of the proposed thesis research project to the Biochemistry Honors Coordinator as early as possible, but in any case no later than the second week of classes in the last semester. (Acceptance of a project for BIO 486, 487, or 489 registration does not imply automatic acceptance of that project for honors). The honors coordinator in consultation with the student, will then appoint a thesis committee consisting of the research sponsor and two additional faculty members. Two members of the thesis committee will be members of the Biochemistry and Cell Biology Department and one will be a member of another department in a related field.
Three copies of the finished thesis approved by the research sponsor, must be presented to the honors coordinator at least 21 days before the date of graduation. The honors coordinator will then submit the thesis for final approval to the other two members of the thesis committee.