Undergraduate Honors Program In Genetics

Description

The Honors Program in Genetics 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 Genetics 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 Genetics. Other students majoring in Genetics can qualify for the Honors Program in Genetics by completing 30 credit hours at NC State with an overall GPA of 3.50 or better. Transfer students majoring in Genetics 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 Requirements

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

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 Genetics.

Program Director

Dr. Stephanie Curtis
Thomas Hall 2532, Box 7614
919.515.5747

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