Honors & Awards


To receive Honors in Cognitive Science, graduating students must have a major GPA of 3.5 or higher. This is determined by completing a Cognitive Science Honors GPA Calculation Worksheet. This is distributed to graduating majors each fall and spring. Questions may be directed to Colin Wilson or Sarah Ciotola. Only courses directly applied to a student’s cognitive science major, including math and foreign language requirements, will be included in the major GPA calculation. All other elective courses should be excluded from the major GPA calculation. In the spring, this is typically due some date before April 1. If the GPA requirement is met, your Degree Audit will be updated to reflect the honors requirement satisfied. Departmental Honors will appear on your transcript and will be acknowledged in the Commencement program.

Excellence in Cognitive Science Award

Each year, faculty members nominate a graduating cognitive science major with the strongest combination of academic excellence and outstanding accomplishment in research to receive this award, which includes a monetary prize.