Requirements for Completion of the Honors Program:

  • Register for a total of at least 9 honors research credits (NEUR379H/479H) with their mentor and conduct proposed honors thesis research 
    • Students can apply as early as sophomore year, and no later than their fifth semester. 
      • Students must be able to complete these 3 consecutive semesters in the order listed below to remain in the honors program:
        1. Thesis proposal semester
        2. Thesis research semester
        3. Thesis defense semester
    • Each semester requires at least 6-9 averaged hours/week in the lab
  • Register for honors seminar (NEUR398H) each semester, and fulfill each semester’s requirements
  • Submit a research progress report at the end of each semester
  • Establish a thesis committee of 3 faculty (the semester before defense)
    • Committee will be composed of the mentor and two other faculty members (open to all ranks).
      • Only one committee member other than the student's mentor may be from the mentor's lab
    • A mentor can be tenure track (TTK) or professional track (PTK–but not post-docs). Post-docs can be co-mentors.
    • Mentors must be able to provide all materials and support for the student to complete their projects.
  • Complete honors thesis with thesis defense presentation 
    • The written document must be submitted at least two weeks before the date of thesis defense to research mentor and one week before to thesis committee
  • Be actively involved in leadership or volunteerism within the NEUR program 
    • Present at NEUR research day
    • Assist with program open house and recruitment or tutoring
Additional Requirement for High Honors:
  • GPA of at least 3.75
  • Complete an honors thesis of exceptionally high quality as determined by the thesis committee
Student defending senior thesis
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05/06/2024 - 8:55 am