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Cognitive Science Program

Departmental Honors

Students on Summer 2019, Fall 2019, or Spring 2020 requirements COGS-HON

Students who, in addition to fulfilling the requirements for the major in cognitive science, also carry out an independent project and an honors thesis may be eligible for honors in cognitive science. Application for admission to the cognitive science honors program may be made during the sophomore or junior year to the director of undergraduate studies in cognitive science. Students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.300 to be eligible for consideration and must maintain this minimum average to graduate with honors.


Students must take COGS-Q 499. The honors thesis must be certified by a committee of at least three faculty members. The committee director and at least one other member must be Cognitive Science Program faculty. Students who wish to combine honors projects in cognitive science and another department or program may apply to both areas, and every attempt will be made to accommodate such a plan.

College of Arts and Sciences Requirements

  • Students must have a College GPA of 3.300 or higher to qualify for admission to a Departmental Honors program and to receive Departmental Honors. Units may set a higher College GPA.
  • Units establish additional criteria, including admissions procedures, academic performance standards, and whether there are required courses, papers, or projects.
  • Students who wish to earn honors in two different units must complete a distinct body of work for each honors notation.