- Find an MCB or non-MCB lab (includes the HRP at UConn Health) studying a research area that interests you.
- Develop a research and honors thesis plan with your research advisor, in consultation with your MCB honors advisor.
- Do ~ 3 to 4 (or more) semesters of research.
- Present your research at the MCB undergraduate research symposium and a poster as Frontiers (if accepted). [Note: this is not a requirement for the MCB honors degree, but is recommended]
- Write a thesis in consultation with your advisor (following MCB thesis guidelines). Submit thesis and signed approval form to the Honors office
- Take 1 semester of MCB 3100 and 2-3 semesters of MCB 3189. MCB 3100 must be taken in Junior year.
- Take Stats 1000Q or 1100Q.
- In consultation with course instructor, develop a hypothesis, write a IRB protocol, get it approved at Children’s Hospital. Get honors advisor approval after IRB approval.
- Attain and analyze data as written in your protocol in consultation with Children’s Hospital faculty or fellow.
- Present a poster of your results during class poster session.
- Write a press release about your work.
- The honors Thesis shall consist of:
1) approved IRB protocol
2) A 1 page printout of the approved poster
3) the press release.
- Submit these with the signed thesis approval form to the Honors office.
- Find an honors advisor to work with you to develop a topic for a literature review. Or, with permission, take MCB 3899 (fall semester) and MCB 4997W (spring semester). These independent study classes are designed to guide you through the process of writing a review article.
- Do an extensive review of the relevant literature. Develop an outline and timeline in consultation with your honors advisor.
- Write an in-depth and comprehensive review as outlined by MCB thesis guidelines.
- Submit the review with the signed thesis approval form to the Honors office