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Deadline for Submission of Honors Research Proposal

Your proposal should be approved by your faculty honors research advisor no later than 2 months after beginning laboratory research. Guidelines for 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 to your honors research faculty advisor the semester in which you intend to complete your Honors research project. You should work directly with your honors research faculty advsior to determine specific deadlines for drafts and a final version of your thesis.

Biology Honors Colloquium

The Biology Honors Colloquium takes place in the Spring semester during the last week of classes. You only need to present your research once at this event to meet the requirements for Honors in the Major. Please inform the Department of Biology  biology@uiowa.edu 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.

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 anna-gaw@uiowa.edu to indicate you are intending to graduate with Honors in the Major. When you submit your Application For Degree, you must also check "Honors in the Major".Your faculty honors research advsior will indicate that you have satisfied all requirements for Honors in the Major by emailing Anna Gaw (anna-gaw@uiowa.edu) by Friday of finals week for that semester.