A student will be eligible for departmental honors in Philosophy or Religion by fulfilling the following special requirements in addition to the regular requirements for the major.
- 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 25-30 pages.
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 consult their advisor before the beginning of their senior year.