Biology Honors

Departmental Honors

Students who complete the Honors Program in Biology will be awarded a degree “with honors in Biology.” Departmental Honor Scholars must satisfy the following criteria:

  1. Overall GPA of 3.5.
  2. GPA of 3.2 in science courses (Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Physics).
  3. Meet either of the following criteria on a national standardized achievement test in biology:
  • Score within the top 10% of Stonehill students on the Major Field Test in Biology (MFT; Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ); or
  • Score within the top 30% of students nationally who have taken either the MFT in Biology, or Graduate Record Examination either in Biology or in Biochemistry, Cell, and Molecular Biology (Educational Testing Service, Princeton, N.J.).
  1. Submit, and present orally, an acceptable (“B” or better) honors thesis, which is evaluated by a panel of three science faculty. Ordinarily this thesis will be based on a directed study, internship, SURE project or other college-level research experience.

Honors Society Affiliations

Lambda Epsilon Sigma

Stonehill’s campus-wide honor society, Lambda Epsilon Sigma, recognizes students from all areas of study. Students who have demonstrated a well-rounded thirst for knowledge are invited to apply.

Sigma Zeta

Campus chapter: Alpha Rho

National honor society for mathematics and natural sciences.


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