Biological Sciences

The Honors Program in Biological Sciences is designed to offer advanced training in laboratory and field research through the performance of an original research project under the direct guidance of a member of the Cornell faculty. Honors candidates learn first-hand how to be professional scientists including first authoring a thesis manuscript. The application for the Honors Program must be submitted to the Honors Program Committee at the end of the student’s junior year. Application forms for the Honors Program are separate from the enrollment forms for BIOG 4990, Independent Research in Biology. For more information, visit