Honors in the Discipline

In the College of Science, outstanding students meeting the minimum GPA requirement of their major (typically above 3.5) enjoy the opportunity to engage in supervised original research in collaboration with a faculty research advisor during their junior or senior years.  Though the specific requirements for Honors in the Discipline vary depending on the student’s academic major, Honors students in the College of Science are typically required to complete a minimum of 8 SH of supervised, independent research. And, over the course of their research, successfully outline and defend a research proposal, conduct their research, and communicate the results in the form of either a thesis or a peer-reviewed publication.  In some programs students may also be required to make an oral presentation.  Students who successfully complete the requirements for Honors in the Discipline in their major will be graduated with the accolade:  “Honors in [Major]” on their Northeastern University transcript.

No prior honors program participation is required. All students who meet their major’s eligibility requirements are strongly encouraged to apply and participate in Honors in the Discipline.

Click here to complete the Honors in the Discipline Intention Form. This form will inform COS Undergraduate Student Services of your intentions to complete the Honors in the Discipline requirements.

Julia Ebert

Honors in Behavioral Neuroscience

Requirements for Honors in Behavioral Neuroscience

biochem students

Honors in Biochemistry

Requirements for Honors in Biochemistry

Erin Cram (right)

Honors in Biology

Requirements for Honors in Biology

NUCRET Sanjeev Murkejee

Honors In Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Requirements for Honors in Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Auon linguistics

Honors in Linguistics

Requirements for Honors in Linguistics

Professor Robert Case

Honors in Mathematics

Requirements for Honors in Mathematics

Marine Science Center NEUROBOTS

Honors in Marine and Environmental Sciences

Requirements for Honors in Marine Biology, Environmental Studies, and Environmental Sciences

Optical Tweezers

Honors in Physics

Requirements for Honors in Physics

Derek Isaacowitz

Honors in Psychology

Requirements for Honors in Psychology