Qualifications/Requirements

Qualifications / Requirements

To gain admission to the Biological Sciences Honors program you would typically have the following accomplishments and characteristics:

If you are a “Junior” Biological Sciences major or minor student:

  • An excellent academic record including:
    • Completion of BIOL 3111, Cell Biology with a grade of A or B.  This course requirement can be completed before or during the Fall semester as a prerequisite for admission to BIOL 4601, Honors Seminar, in the upcoming Spring semester.
    • An overall GPA of 3.2
    • GPA of 3.4 in Biological Sciences course work
  • An interest in performing original laboratory research with a faculty member in (or affiliated with) Biological Sciences
  • An understanding that research will require a time commitment during several semesters to prepare and to conduct your experiments, and to present your scientific results

If you have all of these qualifications and attributes, then the Honor’s program in Biological Sciences might be just for you!

If you are a “Transfer” Biological Sciences major or minor student:

  • You are declared Biological Sciences major or minor and you have an excellent academic record:
    • Completion of BIOL 3111, Cell Biology, or its equivalent, with a grade of A or B. This course requirement can be completed before or during the Fall semester as a prerequisite for admission to BIOL 4601, Honors Seminar, in the upcoming Spring semester.
    • An overall GPA of 3.2 that must include course work taken at UNCC
    • A GPA of 3.4 in the Biological Sciences that must include course work taken at UNCC
  • An interest in performing original laboratory research with a faculty member in (or affiliated with) Biological Sciences
  • An understanding that research will require a time commitment during several semesters to prepare and to conduct your experiments, and to present your scientific results

If you have all of these qualifications and attributes, then the Honor’s program in Biological Sciences might be just for you!