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.
The four-year bachelor's/master's program webpage provides more information about the admissions requirements for this program.