Departmental Honors in Bioengineering requires the following courses totaling 7 credit hours:
BIO E H415/615 - Research Principles (1)
BIO E H491** - Mentoring Research in Bioengineering (1-4) for a total of 6 credit hours
The Departmental Honors program in Bioengineering provides exceptional students training and practical experience in the conduct of experimental research under the supervision of a faculty adviser. BioE H415 provides academic training in research planning, ethical conduct, professional documentation and dissemination in both oral and written formats. Students are strongly encouraged to co-enroll in BioE H415 (615 if pursuing BS/MS degree) during their first semester of BioE H491.
In Bio E H491, students will perform a review of relevant, peer-reviewed literature, conduct a mentored research project and present their findings in a poster or oral presentation (final semester) during the department’s research day near the end of each semester. During their final semester of BioE H491, students must prepare a senior thesis including the background, methods, results and conclusions of the research project that must be approved by the faculty adviser and the department Honors Committee. Six credits of BioE H491 may be used to satisfy the BioE Technical Requirements within the bioengineering curriculum.
**Note: Effective Summer 2010, BioE H491 replaced BioE H450. Existing credits in BioE H450 will be counted toward fulfillment of the 6 required research credits.