A senior thesis gives you a chance to dive deeper into a research topic of interest. It is the culmination of your undergraduate research career at one of the best biochemistry departments in the country. The thesis experience will help you develop your reading, research, and writing skills, and many students find this a rewarding experience in which to develop new skills through independent work. Senior theses are two-semester commitments, and senior honors theses are often required by Honors programs here at UW–Madison. Senior Thesis (691-692) and Senior Honors Thesis (681-682) are two-semester course sequences for students in the lab of a Biochemistry department faculty member. You must be a senior and you cannot take the two semesters concurrently.