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Application for Graduation with Honors in Biology or Honors in Biomedical Science

At the start of the semster in which you intend to graduate, email to indicate you are graduating. When you submit your Application For Degree, you must also check "Honors in the Major".

Deadline for Submission of Honors Research Proposal

Your proposal should be approved by your thesis supervisor (as indicated by his/her signature) and then submitted to the Biology Honors Advisor (Dr. Lori Adams, 169 BB) no later than 2 months after beginning laboratory research. The submission deadlines for Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters are November 1, April 1, and September 1, respectively.

Deadline for Submission of Honors Thesis

It is advised that you write and submit your thesis the semester following the completion of your Honors research. The thesis can be submitted at any time, but if it is submitted in the semester in which you graduate, the thesis must be submitted to the Biology Honors Advisor no later than the last day of classes of the semester in which you plan to graduate (e.g. one full week before Commencement). This allows the Advisor sufficient time to review your thesis before you submit it by the University's stated deadline.

Biology Honors Colloquium

The final requirement of the Biology Honors degree is to give a brief (10-12 minute) oral presentation of your research at the Biology Honors Colloquium, which takes place each semester during the last week of classes. Please inform the Biology Honors Advisor by mid-semester of your intention to take part in the Colloquium. You will be notified later of the date, time, and location of this event.


If you have any questions, or if you foresee that you will be unable to meet any of the above deadlines, please contact:
Dr. Lori Adams, Biology Honors Advisor (Phone: 335-1322; Email: as soon as possible.