The Biology department offers undergraduates the opportunity to perform independent lab research through a number of programs, including Biology 499, SURE, and the Biology Honors Program (Biology 495). Beyond laboratories housed in the Biology department, students can choose to work in labs located elsewhere on campus, such as the Medical School, CDC, Yerkes and the Winship Cancer Center. Undergraduates who perform research are often part of a team involving the lab P.I., postdoctoral fellows, research specialists and graduate students. The research available involves cutting edge biomedical applications, and trains students for subsequent careers in research, medicine or both.
For students with an overall and Biology major GPA of 3.5 or higher, the research experience can be combined with a written thesis towards graduation with Honors. Below is information that should answer most of your questions about requirements for Honors in Biology. Arri Eisen, Biology Honors Coordinator, holds a meeting to register Honors students and discuss the requirements in more detail each August, just before the Fall semester begins. Notice of the meeting is posted in the Biology Majors conference of LearnLink, and also announced on this website.
Requirements for Honors in Biology