Behavioral Neuroscience majors have the opportunity to graduate with Honors in Behavioral Neuroscience by earning a strong GPA and completing a research thesis under faculty supervision. The student conducts an advanced research project in close collaboration with an approved faculty research advisor who is working in a Behavioral Neuroscience-related field.

Eligibility for Honors in Behavioral Neuroscience includes:

  • A minimum GPA of 3.5 and junior/senior standing.
  • Completion of 8 SH of supervised independent research with a research advisor who is a Northeastern faculty member working in a Behavioral Neuroscience-related field. The choice of advisor must be approved by the Behavioral Neuroscience Program Director or Head Advisor.
  • Dependent on the research advisor’s departmental affiliation, Behavioral Neuroscience students will follow the Honors in the Discipline guidelines for their respective department e.g. Biology, Psychology, etc.
  • The 8 SH of research is completed with two Honors Project courses (4970 Jr/Sr Honors Project 1 and 4971 Jr/Sr Honors Project 2) within the department of their faculty advisor e.g. BIOL 4970 and BIOL 4971, PSYC 4970 and PSYC 4971, etc.
  • A written thesis or manuscript for peer-reviewed publication must be approved by the research advisor and the Behavioral Neuroscience Program Director or Head Advisor.
  • A copy must be submitted to the Behavioral Neuroscience Program.

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.