2022-2023 Catalog 
    May 27, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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  • Professor Emeritus: Douglas Swartzendruber
  • Associate Professors: Jeremy Bono, Lisa Hines, Eugenia Olesnicky Killian, Emily Mooney and Tom Wolkow 
  • Assistant Professors: Aaron Corcoran and Amy Klocko
  • Senior IRC Faculty: Cheryl Doughty, Lisa Durrenberger, Susan Epperson (Emerita), and Nicole Huber
  • IRC Faculty: Joseoh Ly, Lisa Hollis-Brown and Li Huang
  • Program Assistant: Rosa Mora De Mondragon

Programs of Study

Biology Honors

The Department of Biology offers a program for honors in biology to outstanding junior and senior students at UCCS. Individuals wishing to take advantage of this program should contact the department chair at the beginning of their junior year.

Qualifications for admissions to the honors program consist of a 3.0 overall GPA and 3.5 Biology GPA. The honors applicant must register for BIOL 9490 Senior Honors Thesis  to be eligible for the honors program. The course involves four phases: 1) A proposal must be submitted including a statement of the research goal, materials and methods, review of pertinent literature, and anticipated results. The proposal will be reviewed for acceptability. 2) Research must be carried out. 3) The thesis as a write-up of research should be in the form of a scholarly publication and will be reviewed for acceptability. 4) A seminar on the research must be presented to faculty and students in biology. It is strongly suggested that students initiate their work at the start of the last semester of their junior year. Through the recommendation of the faculty of the Department of Biology, the successful honor student’s degree diploma will bear the citation “with distinction, or high distinction or highest distinction in Biology.” Interested students should consult with a faculty advisor or the department chair for more information regarding the Honors Program.

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