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.