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UNF Limnology Students perform field work at Lake Oneida.
Salt marsh
Oyster beds
Students and professor working with a Benthic tray
gator hatchling
entire class crossing florida creek
Two Herons

Honors in the Major in Biology


Requirements for admission to Honors in the Major in Biology are:

  1. Completion of at least 60 credit hours of college credit including at least 12 graded upper-division hours at the University of North Florida;
  2. At least 3.5 GPA within the major and at least 3.2 GPA in all upper-division courses regardless of Institution;
  3. Students must provide the Department of Biology Chairperson with a letter of support from their potential mentor in order to have approval for admission.

Honors in the Major in Biology is awarded upon completion of a research proposal, an advanced Honors Thesis, and at least two semesters of Direct Independent Study course work as determined by the student's honors thesis advisor. In addition, students are required to present their research findings at the annual UNF SOARS conference or appropriate venue (i.e. local, regional or national conference). Students must also maintain the 3.5 GPA within the major and 3.2 overall upper-division GPA.

The honors thesis will be signed off by the mentor, Chair of the department and Dean of Undergraduate studies.