Neuroscience students may elect to pursue the Honors Neuroscience Concentration by submitting an Honors Neuroscience application to the Neuroscience Program chair. Students pursuing the Honors Neuroscience Concentration must complete an honors thesis under the guidance of a faculty member, and this faculty member must endorse a student’s application to the Honors Neuroscience program.
The degree requirements for the Honors Neuroscience Concentration are those for the regular Neuroscience Major with the following modifications:
Before applying to the Honors Neuroscience program, students must complete BIOL 150*, BIOL 159*, BIOL 160*, and PSYC 110* with an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher in these four courses.
Before applying to the Honors Neuroscience program, students must have an overall GPA of 3.25 or higher. Students must have an overall GPA of 3.25 or higher at graduation.
12 hours of courses drawn from the Neuroscience Core (Roman Numeral I) and/or Electives (Roman Numeral III) must be completed as Honors-by-contract courses, and a grade of B or higher must be earned in courses used to satisfy this requirement. As part of the Honors Program application, students will be asked to identify the courses that they intend to complete as Honors-by-contract courses.
1 hour of INPG 497 must be completed with a grade of B or higher. This course may be applied to the Neuroscience Laboratory Experience (Roman Numeral II). Students complete this course by completing an honors thesis that is approved by a faculty mentor. The approved honors thesis must be submitted to the Program Chair no later than the first day of finals week of the semester of intended graduation.