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Honors Program

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Honors Program

Program Description

The Boston College Biology Honors Program is a research-based program open to senior biology majors. The Honors Program involves the following components:

  • Research in a lab
  • One-credit honors seminar
  • Thesis describing research project
  • Oral presentation of thesis to Biology Faculty members
  • Poster presentation on Undergraduate Research Day



To be eligible for the program, a student must have a minimum science GPA of 3.2 and be enrolled for at least two semesters of Undergraduate Research. Applications for the program include a description of the research project and a letter of support from the student's faculty mentor.

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 this program will register for a six-credit Advanced Independent Research course (BIOL 4921) and 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).


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