The College Honors program--also known simply as the Honors Thesis-- is designed for superior students with unusual initiative and intellectual curiosity. It provides an opportunity to pursue two semesters (six credits) of independent research under the direction of a faculty sponsor. Students may pursue a thesis or creative project.

Students who wish to pursue an Honors Thesis must submit their applications early in the first term of their senior year (please see Important Dates for deadlines). Students who wish to consider undertaking an Honors Thesis project during their junior year should contact the Dean's Office for information concerning the circumstances in which such an exceptional arrangement is possible.

All students in the College of Arts and Sciences who are also members of the Honors College have a shared set of opportunities and responsibilities that come with their "dual citizenship" in both colleges. All Honors College students in the College of Arts and Sciences are required to successfully complete an Honors Thesis or creative project in order to graduate as University Scholars.


Who is eligible to apply?

CAS students may apply for an Honors Thesis if they have a cumulative GPA of 3.40 or higher.

When are applications and proposals due?

See important dates and deadline.


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