Honors Program

The Department of History encourages excellent students to participate in its Honors Program. Admission to the History Honors Program is by invitation of the Department and is decided in February/March of each year. Interested junior History majors may also contact the Department’s Director of Undergraduate Studies.

Students who are accepted into this Program take a two-semester Senior Honors Seminar, in which they produce a distinguished research thesis of scholarly depth and analytical sophistication. Recent theses are now available electronically through the Lauinger Library.

Ordinarily, the minimum requirement for admission to the Program is a ranking in the top one-third of each class and a GPA of 3.667 in the major. Students will need to maintain the GPA of 3.667 in the major and to write a thesis of high quality to receive History Honors at graduation. This Seminar (HIST 408-409) fulfills the requirements for two courses numbered 300 or above.

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