Tuesday, May 27, 2014
On May 17th, 10 doctoral, 18 masters and 65 bachelors degrees were conferred at the Department of Biological Sciences diploma ceremony. Department Head Nathan Urban, Assistant Head for Undergraduate Affairs Maggie Braun and Director of Special Programs Shoba Subramanian presided over the ceremony.
The diversity of the degrees awarded to the 65 graduating seniors included:
• 32 B.S. in Biological Sciences
• 16 B.S. in Biological Sciences and Psychology
• 7 B.S. in Biological Sciences/Neuroscience Track
• 3 B.S.A. in Biological Sciences and Music Performance
• 3 B.S.A. in Biological Sciences and Art
• 1 B.S. in Computational Biology
• 1 B.A. in Biological Sciences
• 1 B.S. in Computational and Systems Neuroscience
• 1 B.A. in Philosophy with an additional major in Biological Sciences
There were also four Science and Humanities Scholars. The interdisciplinary nature of Carnegie Mellon University was highlighted in the additional majors and minors of the students. Biomedical Engineering, Business Administration, Chemistry, Communication, Computer Science, English, Environmental Science, French and Francophone Studies, Gender Studies, Health Care Policy and Management, Japanese Studies, Philosophy, Russian Studies, and Technical Writing were just a few of the additional majors and minors.
Outstanding Academic Achievement, Outstanding Undergraduate Research, and Student Advisory Council Service Awards honors were bestowed upon 30 undergraduate students. Paige A. Davison and Amritha Parthasarathy were recognized for honors in research biology.
Congratulations to all of the graduates!
View photos from the Diploma Ceremony on Flickr.
Download the commencement video.