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Biology Honor students

Program Description

The Boston College Biology Honors Program is a research-based program open to senior biology majors.

Students apply for the Biology Honors Program during the spring semester of their junior year. To be eligible for the honors program, students must have a minimum science GPA of 3.2 and be working on an independent research project under the mentorship of a biology faculty member.

Applications for the program include a description of the research project and a letter of support from the student's faculty mentor.

During senior year, students in the honors program continue their research project, write a thesis describing their research, and participate in a one-credit honors seminar.

All students in the Honors Program present their research at Undergraduate Research Day and give an oral presentation open to all members of the Biology Department.

Target Deadline: April 4, 2014

Biology Honors Program Applications may be found here. Please submit the application along with your research proposal to the Biology Office (Higgins 355).

Scholar of the College Program

Biology Honors Students may also be eligible to apply for the Scholar of the College Program. Students who are accepted in the university Scholar of the College program will register for a six-credit Advanced Independent Research course (BI 499) and also for the Biology Thesis Seminar.

If you are interested in applying for the SOC program, please also submit your application to the Biology Office (Higgins 355).

Biology Senior Thesis Presentations

In the spring semester, Senior Thesis students give presentations as part of the Seminar.  In Spring 2014, the presentations will be Mondays at 2:00 in Higgins 300.  To see the Schedule, please click here.