Students interested in this program should contact the Department Chair no later than their junior year. Qualifications consist of a minimum grade point average of 3.5 in biology courses and a 3.0 overall, and the completion of a Senior Thesis (BIOL 9490). Through the recommendation of the faculty, the successful honor student's degree diploma will bear the citation "Distinction, High Distinction, or Highest Distinction in Biology".
The University Honors Program is designed for rigorously trained students who share a desire to become intentional learners. Students interested in this program are required to apply prior to the start of their freshman year at UCCS. There are two levels of participation: University Honors or Mountain Lion Honors. Additional information is available on the UCCS Honors Program website.