Majors, minors + certificates

Departmental HonorsBiotechnology Program

Students on Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021 requirements.


Outstanding students in Biotechnology are encouraged to pursue departmental honors. The honors program complements the degree programs in Biotechnology by giving students an opportunity to pursue independent, original research under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Participation in the program provides many benefits, including practical research experience, advanced scientific writing skills, and insight into science careers.

Honors requirements

  1. Independent Research. Three (3) credit hours:
  2. Capstone. Three (3) additional credit hours:
  3. Thesis. Successfully complete and defend a senior thesis based on original research.
  4. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. Students must have a College GPA of 3.300 or higher to qualify for admission to a Departmental Honors program and to receive Departmental Honors. Units may set a higher College GPA.
    2. Units establish additional criteria, including admissions procedures, academic performance standards, and whether there are required courses, papers, or projects.
    3. Students who wish to earn honors in two different units must complete a distinct body of work for each honors notation.