The system used for calculating honors at the conclusion of the senior year is as follows:
- 8 Departmental classes 55 % (~6.9 % ea)
- Junior tutorial (Fall) 5 %
- Junior paper 5 %
- Thesis 30 %
- Oral defense (Comprehensive) 5 %
We will automatically include our four core courses, which are
- Biochemistry (MOL345)
- Genetics (MOL342)
- Cell and Developmental Biology (MOL348)
- Core Lab (MOL350),
in the group of eight departmentals classes. The remaining four slots will then be filled with the other departmentals with the highest grades.
A list of courses that qualify as departmentals can be found in the Undergraduate Announcement or on the Molecular Biology Undergraduate Web Page.