A&S Undergraduate Programs of Distinction

Departmental Honors Programs provides you with opportunities to intensify and deepen your knowledge of a major, to permit you closer associations with professors, and to prepare you for research, thesis preparation, and other work at the graduate level.
The Directed Independent Language Study program gives you the opportunity to study languages not currently offered through traditional classroom instruction. The program also assists you in gaining linguistic and cultural competence through conversation in the language and to promote your ability to adapt and respond to new linguistic and cultural environments.

The College offers Dual-Degree Programs in Medicine, Law, Latin American Studies, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Exercise Physiology, and Marine Geology.

The Pre-Health tracks, including the Pre-Med track, prepares you for entering medical or graduate school by providing academic, career, and school application advising.

Pre-Law Track

The Pre-Law track gives you the option of majoring in any field while simultaneously preparing to enter law school. Services include academic advising, information on law schools, and LSAT Practice workshops.
Whether or not you are a neuroscience major, the Undergraduate Neuroscience Society encourages you to explore the rapidly expanding field of neuroscience through organizing seminars with leading scientists and doctors, round-table discussions on current research, intercollegiate conferences and a mentor program.

PRISM brings together the top freshmen interested in the natural sciences. PRISM classes are advanced versions of the typical track done by a freshman natural science student. It’s a vibrant learning environment that includes special events, small inquiry-based labs, and academic support.

No separate application required, by invitation only.

If you are a minority student interested in biological research and scientific discovery, the Biology Department offers an undergraduate research program funded by The Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

No separate application required, by invitation only.

The Foote Fellows Honors Program exempts you from the Cognates Program of General Education requirements. As a Foote Fellow, you can explore a multitude of educational resources, which many leverage into an opportunity to take additional majors and/or minors and to study abroad.

No separate application required, by invitation only.

Inspired by the artist, humanist, and scientific genius Leonardo da Vinci, this program encourages you to explore the interdisciplinary connections between the arts, humanities, and sciences by emphasizing the distinctive elements that humanities classes can offer.

No separate application required, by invitation only.