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 Independent Study in Religion (840:389,390) and prepare an acceptable honors thesis of approximately 20-30 pages (length to be coordinated with faculty adviser). Students should consult a faculty advisor about the Independent Study if possible prior to their senior year. See information about registering for an Independent Study on the website under Courses.
- Fill out the Application for Honors in Philosophy or Religion (PDF) and submit it to their faculty advisor.
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.