Skip to main content
Worcester State University


Academics > Academics > MajorMinor > honorsbiology  

Web Part Page Title Bar image


Honors Program in Biology

The Honors Program in Biology is designated as a distinction bestowed on those outstanding undergraduate Biology majors who have demonstrated distinct competence in overall biology course work and who have completed an independent research project of substantial merit. This program offers motivated students the opportunity to develop research and communication skills in preparation for graduate school or a professional career.

Requirements for the Honors Program in Biology

All courses required for the major in Biology:
BI 205               Research Methods and Experimental Design (2 credits)
BI 402               Independent Study in Biology (3-5 credits)*
Written thesis describing original research

*"Commendation in Biology" requires 3 credits of BI 402 Independent Study in Biology and a minimum 3.0 GPA in biology courses. "Honors in Biology" requires 5 credits of BI 402 Independent Study in Biology and a minimum of 3.5 GPA in biology courses.

For more information and specific program requirements, contact Dr. Randall Tracy in the Department of Biology.

Related Links

  Current Course Offerings
  Academic Policies and Procedures
  Academic Support Services
  Laptop Initiative
  University Catalog
  Dennis Brutus Collection
  Course Descriptions
  Academic Calendars
  Succeed in 4
DataBridge © WSU, 486 Chandler Street, Worcester, MA 01602
Phone: 508-929-8000