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Departmental Honors

Students majoring in the Bachelor of Arts in History and Bachelor of Arts in Public History are also eligible to receive honors in history at graduation if the following conditions are met:

  • At least one-half of the course work required in the major is completed at this university;
  • Earned a grade point average of at least 3.5 in the major, including courses for the major taken elsewhere;
  • Earned an overall undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 ("B") or better;
  • Successful completion of HIST 5970, resulting in a thesis paper.

Applications for honors candidacy must be made by the beginning of the senior year. Approval of candidacy and of the honors project and project advisor rests with the department. The project advisor and one other faculty reader from the department will have the responsibility for evaluation of the completed thesis paper.