Honors Program

Go a step further in your academics

Looking to get all you can get out of your time here? Look no further than the Biology Honors Program. This special program allows students to discover biology on another level through a challenging, yet rewarding research project.


Upper-class students with resident and total GPAs of 3.30 or higher and a 3.50 or higher in at least 12 credits of biology.  

Current Requirements

1. The satisfactory completion of a) 5-7 credits of registration in Honors Research including the writing of a research paper. A grade will be given for the total research credits only upon completion of the research paper; b) Biol 385 or Biol 497 where the results of the honors research will be presented; c) final approval by faculty and academic staff of the Department of Biology. 

2. Resident and total GPAs of 3.50 or higher in both the biology major and for all credits attempted to meet graduation requirements.  

A written application for Departmental Honors in Biology shall be approved by the research adviser and the departmental honors committee.

Nikki Weiss

Researcher completes first-ever University Honors thesis

University Honors student Nikki Weiss seized the opportunity to do research her freshman year. That experience sparked a natural curiosity and led her to complete a Senior Honors thesis - the first in UWEC Honors history - in Forensic Anthropology.

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University Honors Program

In addition to the Biology Department Honors Program, UW-Eau Claire has an award-winning University Honors Program. The University Honors Program gives students interested in pushing their learning limits a chance to participate in courses designed to do just that.   

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