Dear Honors College students,

 

Below you will find information on how to coordinate your capstone project with your major requirements. We have made every effort to keep this information accurate and up to date. However, you should always discuss your course choices and schedule with your major advisor to verify that you are on track to complete all of your major requirements on schedule.

 

Major name:

Biological Sciences

 

DUGS Name & Contact Information:

Professor John Leonard

Director of Undergraduate Studies

leonard@uic.edu

 

Major Advisor Name & Contact Information:

Vanessa Ricker

Undergraduate Academic Advisor

rickervk@uic.edu

 

Tricia Stark

Undergraduate Academic Advisor

tricia@uic.edu

 

Students working on their Honors Capstone project can enroll in the following course(s):

Course number

Course Name

Number of Hours

Required for major

Elective in major

Required to earn Departmental Honors

When to enroll

BIOS 391

 

 

Independent Study

 

1

 

 

No

 

 

Yes

 

 

No

 

 

Either semester of capstone

BIOS 399

Independent Research

2

No

Yes

Yes

Either  semester of capstone

 

 

Requirements for Departmental/College/Major honors:

Departmental Distinction is awarded to students with a minimum 3.70/4.00 GPA in biological sciences courses and to students with a minimum 3.30/4.00 GPA in biological sciences courses who successfully complete BIOS 399—Independent Research.

 

Highest Departmental Distinction is awarded to students who have a minimum 3.70/4.00 GPA in biological sciences courses and who successfully complete BIOS 399—Independent Research.