Another way in which many students become involved in research is the senior honors program. Each spring, we invite junior majors with high GPAs and/or a recommendation from a Cog Sci faculty member to participate in the senior honors program (contact your Advisor with questions about this process). Honors thesis projects typically last three full terms, enabling students to work with a faculty member on an in depth research project and become expert in a particular area. The second (winter) term counts as one advanced elective. Students in the program attend the weekly honors thesis seminar and ultimately produce a paper that resembles a journal article. Students also present their work at the annual Cog Sci Fest talk symposium and are evaluated for Honors in Cognitive Science.
For more information, please contact Emily Cibelli, the Cognitive Science Undergraduate Advisor.