MARS majors are eligible for the honors program. Students must have at least two full years in residence at NYU. In order to complete the major requirements under the honors program, students are required to maintain a general GPA of 3.65 and a major GPA of 3.7.
Honors students are required to register for the Senior Honors Seminar (MEDI-UA 999) during the fall semester and Independent Study (MEDI-UA 997) in the spring. As part of Independent Study, students will develop an honors thesis under a department faculty member's supervision. The subject of the honors thesis and the faculty advisor are chosen in consultation with the director of undergraduate studies. The average length of a thesis is 25-50 double-spaced, typed pages.