May 23, 2019  
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [NOTE!!!! THIS IS AN ARCHIVED CATALOG. FOR THE CURRENT CATALOG, GO TO CATALOG.NIU.EDU]

Biological Sciences Honors Program


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The degree Bachelor of Science with honors in biological sciences will be awarded to students satisfying the following requirements.

During the first semester of the junior year the student will confer with the Department of Biological Sciences honors adviser regarding his or her intent to pursue the departmental honors degree. With the approval of the honors adviser and a departmental faculty member under whom the student will engage in independent study, the following are required in the sequence indicated.

  • Successful completion of 1-3 semester hours of BIOS 370, Directed Research in Biology, during the second semester of the junior year.
  • Recommendation of the honors adviser and the faculty research supervisor to continue toward the degree with honors. The student must maintain a GPA of at least 3.50 in all departmental and extradepartmental requirements.
  • Successful completion of 6 semester hours (taken over the two semesters of the senior year) of BIOS 495H, Honors Biology Directed Research, culminating in a satisfactory research paper.

Note: Collectively, a maximum of 6 semester hours of credit (9 in the case of students admitted to the department honors program) in BIOS 370, BIOS 399H, BIOS 490, BIOS 495H, and BIOS 499H may be applied to the major.

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