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The Fischell Department of Bioengineering Undergraduate Honors Program is a research-oriented, thesis-based enrichment experience that serves to augment our curriculum with practical, hands-on learning opportunities.  The primary goal of our Honors program is to develop BIOE graduates who will be among the most competitive applicants for graduate and medical school programs, and industry jobs.  Toward this end, the program provides exceptional undergraduate students with a formal mechanism to be recognized for research achievements.  In addition, Honors students gain broader perspectives in research, leadership, and the bioengineering field through the BIOE Honors seminar.

Applications for fall 2013 enrollment will be considered on a rolling basis and may be submitted until the close of business on Friday, May 31, 2013.  For details on eligibility and the application process, see our Honors Program Application Process page.

Honors Program Sample Structure

  • Junior Year, Fall
    • Meet with faculty mentor to discuss incorporation of credits into 4 year plan
    • Register for BIOE489H – BIOE Honors seminar (1 cr)
    • Register for BIOE399H – Honors research
  • Junior Year, Spring
    • Register for BIOE399H – Honors research
    • Submit written progress report
  • Senior Year, Fall
    • Register for BIOE399H – Honors research
    • Deliver oral progress report in BIOE489H
  • Senior Year, Spring
    • Register for BIOE399H – Honors research
    • Complete Honors research project
    • Present Honors research at BIOE Honors Symposium
    • Submit Honors thesis
    • Receive Departmental Honors citation at graduation, upon completion of the entire two-year program

For More Information:

See our BIOE Honors Program FAQ »

Applications for fall 2013 enrollment are due by May 31, 2013. Download a Bioengineering Honors Program Application (.doc) »