Each semester the department will designate one course at the 100 level as the semester's honors course. These courses will be open only to those students who are members of the departmental honors program. They will fulfill requirements for the major in the same manner as regular courses and have the same prerequisites.
Sophmore Majors who have completed at least one course in political science with a grade of A or A-, and who have an overall GPA of 3.75 or above, are eligible for the program. Invitations are sent out by the director of the Honors Program. If you have fulfilled the qualifications, but have inadvertently not received a letter of invitation, please contact the director, professor Robert Taylor, Robert.Taylor@uvm.edu.
Graduating with honors in political science will require the student to complete successfully two honors courses in addition to the senior honors seminar (POLS 293) in their senior year. Admission into the senior honors seminar is guaranteed to a student who has maintained at least a 3.5 overall grade point average (and work of similar quality in political science courses). The transcript of students who successfully complete the honors program in political science will be marked "honors graduate in political science."