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Honors & Non-Honors Thesis Program

The Undergraduate Program in Neuroscience administers a Honors & Non-Honors Program to train students to conduct independent research in Neuroscience.  In addition to completing all the requirements for the major, an honors degree in the major requires:

  1. major and cumulative GPA of at least 3.4
  2. completion of significant independent research
  3. a written thesis
  4. presentation in a public forum.

A Non-Honors thesis may be submitted and should follow requirements 2-4 above.  For a non-honors thesis the GPA requirement is waived.


Timeline Overview

Sophomore or Junior Year: Identify research project and mentor, plan project timeline
Junior Year: Apply and conduct research with mentor
Senior Year: Continue research, complete thesis, present in public forum

Neuroscience thesis program applications are due by no later than the end of the add/drop period one semester prior to thesis submission

March 1, November 1, or July 1 in Term you Plan to Graduate: Late Application Deadline (Absolute Deadline to Apply)
1st of the Month you Plan to Graduate (April 1, December 1, August 1): Thesis Due Date

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