Honors Projects


This study focused on at active learning and how it affects student attitude and achievement in college level biology courses. A Biology Attitude Survey was administered at the beginning and middle of the semester to determine if student’s attitude towards biology improved from the active learning setting. The student’s attitude was also assessed from a classroom format survey containing questions about the benefits of undergraduate Learning Assistants and the active learning classroom format. These attitudinal measures were then compared with student’s achievement in biology by looking at their midterm grade, pre-test and post-test assessment scores. The ANOVA revealed that students with a high achievement in the course had a higher attitude towards biology.


Individualized Planned Program

First Advisor

Dr. Eileen Underwood

First Advisor Department

Biological Sciences

Second Advisor

Julia Matuga

Second Advisor Department


Publication Date

Spring 2014