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The Biology department offers many honors opportunities for undergraduates at Carolina, in the form of honors courses as well as research and extra-curricular activities.

Honors Courses

The Honors courses listed below are NOT offered every semester. Check the current course listings in Connect Carolina. No Honors classes are offered in Summer School. All honors classes (except 395H and 692H) are controlled by the Honors Office – this includes the waitlist.
The only honors lab that Biology offers are connected with the honors course (BIOL 255H/L, BIOL 224H/L ARTS 409H/BIOL 409L). We do NOT offer a stand-alone honors lab for BIOL 101L, 252L, or 474L.

BIOL 101H

BIOL 201H

BIOL 202H

BIOL 205H

BIOL 214H

BIOL 224H/L – must take class & lab together

BIOL 252H

BIOL 255H/L – must take class & lab together

BIOL 290H

BIOL 294H

BIOL 296H

BIOL 395H – Must take 395H class in addition to research

BIOL 409L – must be taken with ARTS 409H

BIOL 436H

BIOL 474H

BIOL 480H

BIOL 490H

BIOL 514H

BIOL 526H

BIOL 543H

BIOL 545H

BIOL 565H

BIOL 692H – Must take class and present research orally at the Koeppe Biology Honors Research Symposium

Senior Honors Thesis in Biology - BIOL 692H

BIOL 692H seniors give an oral presentation of their research at the Koeppe Undergraduate Honors Research Symposium. The distinction of Highest Honors in Biology or Honors in Biology (noted on the student’s transcript) is awarded after their research presentation.

  1. Read more about undergraduate research in Biology.
  2. Read about this semester’s Undergraduate Research Symposium.
  3. Contact Dr. Amy Shaub Maddox, our Biology Honors Director, with questions about the program.

 

Honors Thesis in Biology is done by taking BIOL 692H in your final year (either Fall or spring semester).

Eligibility to pursue Honor thesis-

  • Minimum GPA of 3.3 (both cumulative and Biology GPA, which includes only BIOL courses, and not include BIOL 101 and second semester of 395),
  • At least one semester of 395 completed in the same lab of 692H

 

Applications for BIOL 692H (Senior Honors Thesis in Biology – Spring 2022 – due November 15, 2021
Please use this link to the application:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfSffiXG8jSJBU8QnzM_zCoCeU6Kr64jDkdw40Ypcp7y8Vd1Q/viewform?usp=sf_link.

The Spring 2022 Koeppe Undergraduate Honors Research Symposium will be held on April 4-8, 2022 (Schedule TBA).

Tri-Beta Honor Society

Beta Beta Beta is a National Biology Honor Society for students dedicated to improving the understating and appreciation of biological study through research and teaching. Since its founding in 1922, more than 175,000 persons have been accepted into lifetime membership, and more than 430 chapters have been established throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.

Here at UNC, Tri-Beta is more than just an honor society. Our members have been equally devoted to service both within the department and in the larger community. Please visit the Tri-Beta website for more information.

Other Honors Opportunities

You will find several options available within the university at the honors level: