Departmental majors will be eligible for honors in Philosophy or Religion by fulfilling the following special requirements in addition to the regular requirements:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.