Departmental majors will be eligible for honors in Philosophy or Religion by fulfilling the following special requirements in addition to the regular requirements:
- Obtain a 3.5 grade-point average in the courses required for the departmental major and a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average in the entire undergraduate program.
- Enroll in an Independent Study in Philosophy (730:495,496) or Religion (840:389,390) and prepare an acceptable honors thesis of approximately 20-30 pages (length to be coordinated with faculty adviser). See information regarding process for Independent Study proposals and enrollment.
In recognition of the satisfactory completion of the honors program, a student’s permanent academic record will receive the notation Honors in Philosophy or Honors in Religion.
Students interested in departmental honors should should review the considerations and procedures for enrolling in an Independent Study listed on the website under Courses, consult their adviser before the beginning of their senior year, and should fill out and submit the Application for Honors in Philosophy or Religion (PDF) to their faculty adviser.