School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS) students graduate from the school with honors on the basis of their final cumulative grade-point average. Three honors programs are available to our students:
- The SEBS General (four-year) Honors Program. Selected high school seniors with secondary school averages of at least 3.500 (on a 4.000 scale) and a minimum combined SAT score (Critical Reading and Math) of 1350, who have applied to the school by the application deadline, are eligible to be invited for an interview in the spring semester.
- The George H. Cook Scholars Program is a senior honors thesis program. Students in the top 15 percent of the class are invited to participate in the fall of their junior year, so that they may plan or begin their work in the spring of their junior year. The program, however, is open to any interested student recommended by a faculty member at the school.
- Select academic departments also designate students within their programs as graduating with honors.
Independent study and special problems courses available throughout the curricula also provide individualized research opportunities for advanced students.