The Research Honors Program provides students with a special opportunity to work with a faculty mentor to experience the research process. Successful completion of the honors program requires a research report, written in the style of a master’s thesis or scholarly journal article. Original research is often published in professional journals. Each year, in recognition of the research performed by honors students and their faculty mentors, a compilation of abstracts is published in the CALS Research Honors Abstracts.
The Bachelor of Science degree with "distinction in research" is conferred upon those students who, in addition to having completed the requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree, have satisfactorily completed the honors program in their area of major interest and have been recommended for the distinction by the honors committee. For more details, students should consult the CALS Research Honors Program web site.