Departmental honors is awarded to majors in either Philosophy or Religion who fulfill the following special requirement in addition to the regular requirements:

  • Obtain a 3.5 grade-point average in the courses taken toward the departmental major and a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average in the entire undergraduate program.

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.

Note: Departmental honors previously required also the successful completion of an honors thesis through enrollment in an Independent Study course. However, as of Spring semester 2020, this requirement has been eliminated.