The honors major within cognitive science is designed for students with strong academic records who wish to pursue a research project. Interested students will apply for the honors major in their junior year. The application will include a research proposal and must be approved by the faculty mentor. Applications will be reviewed by the Cognitive Science Undergraduate Committee to ensure that, for qualified students, the mentor/mentee relation is established prior to the senior year and the project falls within cognitive science. In order to qualify, students must maintain a 3.4 GPA requirement.
Students in the Cognitive Science honors major will register for at least two terms of independent study, usually the fall and winter semesters of their senior year, from the faculty mentor's department.
Honors concentrators must complete an honors thesis, which will be evaluated by two faculty, the faculty mentor and a second reader. The faculty mentor will assist the student in finding a second reader for the thesis.