University Honors Program
Sensenbrenner Hall 002
P.O. Box 1881
1103 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Dr. Amelia Zurcher
Director, University Honors Program
The Disciplinary Honors Program in Biomedical Sciences asks students to perform exceptional work in research and community engagement and to maintain high academic standards. Students in the program must go beyond normal expectations in these areas by developing and carrying out an Honors plan that integrates coursework, research, community engagement, writing, and oral presentations into a coherent whole. There are two specific focuses within the program, one on scientific research and the other on community engagement, although all students must include some experience in each area.
All Biomedical Sciences Disciplinary Honors students choose either the Research or Community Engagement focus, each of which includes two courses. Students in both focuses also take three additional courses for a total of five, credit for all five of which may be applied simultaneously to the Biomedical Sciences major as elective credit. Students should consult the Undergraduate Bulletin Biomedical Sciences page to confirm which Honors courses may be used toward Biomedical Sciences elective credit.
Questions about the research focus should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions about the community engagement focus should be directed to email@example.com.
In addition to the individual focus requirements, all students within the program must take two one-credit Honors courses as well as the Honors Program capstone course.
Choose two of the following:
The program is intended to be completed over the last two years of students' academic career. Students apply near the end of the spring semester of sophomore year; all applicants must have a 3.2 cumulative overall GPA. The application consists of a comprehensive Honors Plan addressing three core main Disciplinary Honors themes: Academic Excellence, Research, and Community Engagement. Students must also identify a faculty mentor who will sponsor their plan. The Disciplinary Honors Program in Biomedical Sciences Committee reviews the applications and selects a limited number of honors applicants to participate in the program.