The 2nd half of the Honors Research Program. CHEM 492 and CHEM 493 function as a pair and must be taken in the same academic year. Requirements include at least 15 hours or laboratory research per week and a thesis (research report). Students who complete the Chemistry Honors Research Program are given primary consideration for "Distinction in Research and Creative Work," a university award for select undergraduates, chosen by the department and granted at commencement, which appears on the transcript and diploma. Ordinarily offered in Spring.