Honors Program

Requirements for Graduating with Honors in History


To be eligible for graduation with Honors in History, a major must achieve:

  • A general GPA of 3.5
  • A departmental GPA of 3.7
  • A minimum grade of "A-" in History 101

To be eligible for graduation with High Honors in History, a major must achieve:

  • A general GPA of 3.5
  • A departmental GPA of 3.7
  • A grade of "A" in History 101

The student must also receive a nomination for High Honors from the 101 instructor. The decision to award High Honors, made in consultation with a second reader of the thesis, rests with the Honors Committee.


To be eligible for graduation with Highest Honors in History, a major must achieve:

  • A general GPA of 3.5
  • A departmental GPA of 3.7
  • A grade of "A" in History 101

The student must also receive a nomination for Highest Honors from the 101 instructor. The decision to award Highest Honors, made in consultation with a second reader of the thesis, rests with the Honors Committee.


Completing a Second Thesis

A major who is eligible for honors after completing History 101 and interested in continued research may pursue a second thesis project under the rubric H195. The second project may substitute for the 101 thesis in determining eligibility for High or Highest Honors if the student meets the GPA standards and receives a nomination from the H195 instructor.