Departments & Programs

Psychological and Brain Sciences

Departmental Honors Program

The department offers several special courses for outstanding students. P106 is an intensive introductory course. Special courses, P402 and P499, for more advanced students, provide increasing involvement in special problems and research programs, terminating with an independent research project and an honors thesis.

Application for admission to the honors program may be made during the sophomore or junior year. To earn the psychology or neuroscience honors degree, the student must complete P499, including an independent laboratory research project and thesis. We recommend students begin this project no later than spring of their junior year in order to allow adequate time for completion before graduation. Students interested in the honors program should request further information from the departmental advisors.