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The centerpiece of the honors program is original neuroscience research under the direction of a member of the neuroscience faculty. 


A Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience with Honors entails all the requirements for a Bachelor of Science, plus a GPA requirement and additional experimental research. The program is open to Neuroscience Majors with a GPA 3.5 in the major, and 3.25 overall. This level of achievement must be maintained throughout the academic year to receive honors.

Institute


Students begin the honors program doing 10 weeks of full-time research during the summer quarter between their third and fourth years and continue their research as a graded elective research course during each quarter of their fourth year. A stipend is provided during the summer research component of the honors program.

The application, which consists of a research proposal, a personal statement and transcript, will be evaluated by a faculty committee.

Students must apply for admittance to the Honors program in the spring of their third year after identifying a faculty sponsor.

Students will receive a Bachelor of Science with Honors at the completion of their fourth year if they:

Attend required weekly meetings

Are assessed quarterly

write a thesis

present their work

The timeline of the honors is as follows


Quarterly Assessment
GPA will be examined after the completion of each quarter to ensure standards have been maintained (3.5 in the major, and 3.25 cumulative). Student’s PI will also submit a review of laboratory performance quarterly.

Summer Quarter

Full-time thesis research

Weekly Journal Club Meetings with Honors director and honors students

Autumn Quarter

Part-time thesis research

Weekly Journal Club Meetings with Honors director and honors students

Winter Quarter

Part-time thesis research

Weekly Journal Club Meetings with Honors director and honors students

Spring Quarter

Weekly Journal Club Meetings with Honors director and honors students 

5th week – Completed written thesis due
7th week – Final thesis presentations with the student’s PI in attendance

 

 

For questions regarding the Bachelor of Science with Honors program, please contact

neurohonors@uchicago.edu

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