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Division of Natural Sciences & MathematicsDepartment of Biological Sciences

Undergraduate Handbook

Degree Programs

Undergraduate Honors Program

Graduating with honors in Biological Sciences

University Undergraduate Honors Program website

Consult with your biology advisor regarding details for graduating with Distinction in Biological Sciences.

Undergraduate Honors/Distinction Schedule for Spring 2017

By April 19 - Register and submit an abstract to the Undergraduate Research Center for presentation of a poster at the Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Symposium (See May 10 below).  Information on the symposium and a link to register and submit your abstract can be found here.

Friday, April 21 - Submit your honors thesis via email to Dr. Daniel Linseman, along with an email from your thesis advisor that she or he approves of submitting your thesis at this time. Electronic submissions are due by 5:00PM. See your advisor about preparing a poster to describe your work.  Your poster will be presented twice.

Friday, May 5 - Submit final thesis with any corrections requested by the Honors Committee to your advisor via email and cc: Dr. Daniel Linseman ( You should also attach a separate document consisting of a brief paragraph describing how you responded to the faculty reviewers comments. If you incorporated essentially all of the suggested revisions, a simple statement to that effect will suffice.

Wednesday, May 10 - University Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Symposium- Defend your poster or make oral presentation at the symposium sponsored by the Undergraduate Research Center (URC), University Honors Program, PiNS program, Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CCESL) and Phi Beta Kappa.