Undergraduate Honors Program in Biological Sciences

Description

The Honors Program in Biological Sciences encourages qualified students to design a program of advanced study, including at least 2 semesters of research or teaching experience, to challenge themselves as scholars. Honors participants are required to present their scholarly work at a local, regional, or national symposium or conference. Students in the B.S. in Biological Sciences program who are currently in the CALS Honors Program and who completed ALS 398 no later than Spring 2013 are eligible to remain in the CALS Honors Program or to switch into the Honors Program in Biological Sciences. Other students majoring in Biological Sciences can qualify for the Honors Program in Biological Sciences by completing 30 credit hours at NC State with an overall GPA of 3.50 or better. Transfer students majoring in Biological Sciences can qualify by completing their first semester at NC State with a GPA of 3.50 or better.

Program Requirements

Two semesters (6 cr) of mentored research or teaching experience in their discipline

  • includes written project proposal, a paper, and a poster presentation describing your work
  • requires a completed contract with the mentor, approved by the Program Director in advance of the experience

Eight (8) credit hours of honors coursework

  • must be completed with a C or better
  • must be numbered 300 or higher
  • can include ALS 398 for those who completed it no later than Spring 2013

Honors coursework is defined as including any course designated as an honors course by the University Honors Program, any course for which an Honors Contract is approved by the University Honors Program, any course at the 500 level, and any approved Study Abroad course.

Admissions Requirement

Biological Sciences majors currently in the CALS Honors Program will be allowed to switch into the Honors Program in Biological Sciences, if they desire to do so.

Biological Sciences majors who have earned an overall GPA of 3.50 after completing 30 credit hours at NC State (or transfer students who earn a GPA of 3.50 after completing 15 credit hours at NC State), will receive an invitation to join the Honors Program in Biological Sciences.

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete the Program ·Requirements as described above and must maintain an overall GPA of 3.35 or higher throughout their remaining undergraduate career, and must graduate in Biological Sciences.

Program Director

Dr. Lisa Parks
David Clark Labs 152, Box 7617
919.515.3494

 

College of Sciences Honors Contract:BIO 498/499 Memorandum of Agreement