The Honors Council, a body of faculty within the College of Arts and Sciences, convenes for a two-day period in both April and November to confer honors designations. On the first day, theses and honors recommendations are discussed by a subcommittee of the Honors Council for the student's division (Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and General Honors).

The General Honors subcommittee is made up of faculty from the Honors Program. All other subcommittees consist of Honors Council members from participating departments in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Divisional Subcommittees

Humanities: Art and Art History, Asian Languages and Civilizations, Asian Studies, Classics, English, Film Studies, French and Italian, Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures, History, Humanities, Jewish Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Spanish and Portuguese, Theatre and Dance.

Natural Sciences: Applied Mathematics, Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Computer Science, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geological Sciences, Integrative Physiology, Mathematics, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Physics, Psychology and Neuroscience.

Social Sciences: Anthropology, Communication, Economics, Ethnic Studies, Environmental Design, International Affairs, Linguistics, Political Science, Sociology, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Women and Gender Studies.