Human Biology major is comprised of outstanding, creative,
independent, and enthusiastic students with diverse backgrounds
in biology, the social sciences and the humanities who wish
to pursue an intellectually challenging and genuinely interdisciplinary
program. Students must be self-motivated, self-starting
and self-disciplined in order to sustain themselves through
the thesis project. During their fourth year, students will
participate in a yearlong capstone and thesis writing experience.
These small enrollment courses will facilitate interactions
among students and faculty representing diverse interests
and areas of expertise and rely heavily upon student involvement
15-20 students will be admitted into the program during the
spring semester of their second year. Transfer students
will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Students are chosen
based on their academic record; a statement describing the
student's purpose and goals in pursuing this major and how
it will prepare them for their immediate post-graduation
academic or career plans; and a faculty recommendation.
is a Distinguished Majors Program. All applicants
should have attained a 3.40 or
higher cumulative grade point average. Once admitted to
the major, students are also required to maintain a minimum
overall GPA of 3.40, and a 3.40 in courses designated as major courses.
Students seeking admission to the program with a GPA of less than 3.40 should speak with the program director regarding their admission packets. Students who fall below a 3.40
at the end of the 4th year (either overall or in the major)
will not be eligible for distinction, though they
will receive a degree for the program.
application process is competitive. Grades, letters of support
and the essay will all be considered in the application
process. Please review the notes in the next section regarding
these materials to ensure your application is complete and
put forward in the best manner possible. Students should
apply for admission during the spring semester of their
second year. Transfer students should submit materials prior
to the beginning of the fall semester, 3rd year, if at all
possible. In all cases, interested transfer students must
contact the program director prior to the final add date
for fall semester to be considered for entrance into the
more information or to ask questions regarding the program
or its admissions process, please contact either Dr. Michael P. Timko by phone at (434)982-5817or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.