The average thesis length is approximately 50 pages long, and the median length is 40 pages.
Some projects will naturally require a longer thesis than others.
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An honors thesis is written the style of a journal article, but one that is comprehensive enough to reach a general, scientifically literate audience.
The aim of Dalhousie’s Biology and Marine Biology Honours Program is to give undergraduate students a complete scientific research experience.
Under the tutelage of a Faculty supervisor, students coordinate all aspects of an independent research project — from the identification of central research questions and hypotheses, to the design of experiments, to the collection and analysis of data, and finally to the interpretation of results, all of which culminates in a final written thesis. Part of the thesis program also involves science communication, and all students participate in our annual Cameron Conference, which is a formal, 1-day conference where students present their results to their peers, to faculty from across the University, and to other attendees and guests.
Graduating seniors in Biological Sciences have the option of submitting a senior thesis for consideration for Honors and Research Prizes.
The first step is to meet with your faculty sponsor to discuss completing the Honors in Biology.
Choose from many different research topics and types of research (ranging from field projects to lab projects and scholarly literature syntheses on topics in public health and environmental science).
Please see next page for a list of EBIO Faculty Advisors and their research areas.