BIOL 494
Senior Thesis Research: Biology Spring 2025
Division III

Class Details

Each student prepares a thesis under the supervision of a member of the department. Thesis work can begin either in the spring of the junior or the fall of the senior year, and includes the Winter Study period of the senior year. The number of Biology Department faculty available to mentor research students and the number of students each can accommodate in her/his lab vary from year to year. Although the department will make every effort to provide an opportunity for students to conduct Honors research, you should be aware that it may not be possible to assign all applicants to a laboratory. This is part of a full-year thesis (493-494).
The Class: Format: honors independent study
Limit: 30
Expected: 25
Class#: 3165
Grading: no pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: Written thesis, poster presentation at the end of the year, oral presentation in the first semester of the thesis year.
Prerequisites: Students must apply during the first week in February of their junior year to pursue an Honors thesis in Biology.
Enrollment Preferences: Senior Biology majors
Unit Notes: Senior majors are required to participate in Biology Colloquium, which is scheduled for most Fridays at 1:10 pm.
Distributions: Division III

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