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Honors Calculations

Calculating Honors

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.

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