Candidates for honors in neuroscience may be admitted to a special four-year BS/MS program upon recommendation of the neuroscience program and approval by the Graduate School. Application to the Graduate School must be made by May 1 preceding the senior year. Applications should include a proposed course of study specifying how the degree requirements will be met, a transcript, a letter of recommendation from the research sponsor, and a brief description of the proposed research project.
To qualify for the BS/MS degree in neuroscience, students must complete a total of 38 courses. These courses must include those needed to satisfy the requirements for the BS degree plus 3 additional electives chosen from the neuroscience electives listed above. Of the 10 electives required for the BS/MS degree, at least 6 must be at the graduate level (and completed with a grade of B- or above).
In addition, a substantial research contribution is required and students must submit a research thesis to the neuroscience graduate committee for review. A thesis submitted for the master's degree may also be submitted for honors in neuroscience.
The master’s thesis must be deposited electronically to the Robert D. Farber University Archives at Brandeis.