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Karen Fredenburg
Executive Secretary

P:  (540) 464-7247
F:  (540) 464-7761

203 Maury-Brooke Hall
Virginia Military Institute
Lexington, VA  24450

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A cadet can earn departmental honors by completing a research project during their 1st Class year and presenting the research to the department. Eligibility to apply for departmental honors requires 1st Class standing, a minimum cumulative and biology GPA of 3.000, and completion of BI 201: Biostatistics. An application in the form of a research proposal is submitted to the department at the end of the 2nd Class year or at the beginning of the 1st Class year. If the department approves the proposal, then the cadet will enroll in BI 490 (independent research in the fall) and then BI 491 (independent research in the spring). By the middle of April, a formal research paper will be submitted to the department at least two weeks prior to the oral presentation (defense). The awarding of Honors in Biology will be made following successful completion of the research project and oral defense.