Outstanding students earning the B.A. or B.S. in Human Biology who are highly motivated to conduct independent research are encouraged to apply for the Human Biology Departmental Honors program. It is best suited to students who wish to expand and deepen their inquiry into an aspect of human biology beyond the core classes. The honors option is a challenging endeavor and should only be embarked upon with a strong commitment to, and ability to carry out, independent work. Interested students should start thinking about this option during their sophomore year or first semester of their junior year.