Chemistry department honors require a minimum GPA of 3.5 in major courses, original research and the submission and defense of a thesis. The student must assemble a thesis committee including three faculty members (at least two from chemistry) prior to the end of the first semester of his or her senior year. The committee will conduct the oral examination that is part of the student’s presentation and defense. Qualified students can elect to complete the requirements for honors within the context of the senior project. A minimum grade of 3.5 on the senior project is required for honors. Students do not register for honors; an honors award will be reflected with a course title and number change on the transcript.