Oct 18, 2018  
2013-2014 HillBook (Class of 2017) 
2013-2014 HillBook (Class of 2017) [ARCHIVED HILL BOOK]

Biology Honors Program

Students who complete the Honors Program in Biology will be awarded a degree “with honors in Biology.” Departmental Honor Scholars must satisfy the following criteria:

  • Overall GPA of 3.5
  • GPA of 3.2 in science courses (Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
  • Meet either of the following criteria on a national standardized achievement test in biology:
    1. score within the top 10% of Stonehill students on the Major Field Test in Biology (MFT; Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ); or
    2. score within the top 30% of students nationally who have taken either the MFT in Biology, or Graduate Record Examination either in Biology or in Biochemistry, Cell, and Molecular Biology (Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ)
  • Submit, and present orally, an acceptable (“B” or better) senior honors thesis, which is evaluated by a panel of three science faculty. Ordinarily, this thesis will be based on a directed study, research internship, S.U.R.E. project, or other college-level research experience.