Policies Governing Honors in the Major

  • Students with a minimum g.p.a. of 3.0 may apply to their department or program to become candidates for honors in the major. Some majors will require a higher g.p.a.
  • Applications for honors in the major are usually taken in the first semester of the junior year.
  • The requirements for honors in the major vary from program to program and may include special courses and individual research on specialized subjects under the guidance of a faculty advisor. In some departments, additional credit is authorized for work done by honors candidates.
  • Students who complete honors in the major will have this designation entered on their transcripts.