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Honors Program

Students are invited to participate in the biochemistry and molecular biology honors program by the program co-coordinators. A student graduating with an honors degree in biochemistry and molecular biology must complete two units of upper-level elective work (above the BA degree requirements) in chemistry, biology, or courses approved by the BMB committee. The student also must fulfill the following research requirements:
  • A research proposal to the student's research advisor
  • 1.5 units of independent research total
  • A written thesis upon completion of their research that is approved by at least two BMB program committee members or their designees (one of which must be a BMB program committee member)
  • An oral defense of the thesis

Additionally, students must have a GPA of 3.30 or better in 200-level and above courses towards the major and 3.30 or better overall. The total number of units for honors course work (including formal courses and research) is three and a half. Courses used for Honors credit may also apply towards Bachelor of Science degree requirements.