Honours in Biology
**Deadline for applications for admission to honours 2021-2022: 1st March 2021**
For more information, contact: Dr. Mirwais Qaderi 902-457-5974 firstname.lastname@example.org
The honours thesis (BIOL4499) is strongly recommended for anyone thinking about going to graduate school or interested in research. By doing honours thesis research, you will get a taste for what hands-on science is all about.
Reasons for doing honours:
- To conduct your own research project
- To learn to work independently in the lab
- To gain hands-on experience
- To be part of a research team
- To learn valuable scientific skills (writing, presentation, critical thinking, etc.)
- To find out if you like research
- To get to know faculty, other honours students and graduate students
- And to have fun!
Comments of previous honours students:
“In completing the biology honours program at MSVU, I have gained and improved upon many skills such as scientific writing, public speaking, problem solving, and scientific research in general. My experience with the program has allowed me to grow as a scientist and has provided me with assets that will aid me throughout my career. To anyone interested in scientific research, I would highly recommend the honours program.” Nicholas Zinck (2019)
“The Mount’s biology honours program was an amazing opportunity that allowed me to design and conduct a research project, while developing invaluable skills in problem solving, writing, and data collection and analysis. Through the honours program, I also gained useful experience presenting my work at a conference, which helped me improve my communication skills. Overall, I would highly recommend the honours program to any biology student wishing to become more well rounded, and especially, those interested in research.” Sage Dixon (2018)
“The biology honours program at the Mount provided me with an unparalleled learning experience. I was able to apply my classroom knowledge to a real research setting while developing practical skills that I will use for the rest of my career. I would highly recommend the honours program to anyone interested in working as researcher.” Amanda Griffin (2016)
We are proud of our honours students, who have entered the graduate programs at the University of British Columbia, University of Toronto, Ryerson University, Dalhousie University, Saint Mary’s University, Memorial University; entered the Veterinary program at UPEI; and entered the Medical School at Dalhousie University.
For more information, please speak to one of the Biology Faculty members, or contact the Honours Coordinator, Dr. Mirwais Qaderi, by e-mail at email@example.com