Spring 2024

Senior Departmental Honors

Listed in: Biology, as BIOL-499  |  Biology, as BIOL-499D


Ethan D. Clotfelter (Section 02)
Marc A. Edwards (Section 03)
Michael E. Hood (Section 04)
Rachel A. Levin (Sections 02 and 05)
Jill S. Miller (Section 06)
Alexandra E. Purdy (Section 07)
Katerina Ragkousi (Section 03)
Ethan J. Temeles (Section 08)


Honors students take three courses of thesis research, usually, but not always, with the double course load in the spring (499D). The work consists of seminar programs, individual research projects, and preparation of a thesis on the research project.

Open to seniors. Spring semester. The Department.

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Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Develop and carry out an independent research project using an inquiry-based approach to science; read and evaluate primary literature; quantitative reasoning; laboratory work; field work; data analysis; independent writing; oral presentation; preparation of a thesis.


Other years: Offered in Spring 2012, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023, Spring 2025