Honors Program

Requirements for Graduating with Honors in History


To graduate 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 or Highest Honors in History, a major must complete/achieve:

  • The one-year thesis program
  • 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 or highest honors from the 101 instructor. The decision to award high or highest honors rests with the Honors Committee.


Completing a Second Thesis

A major who is eligible for honors after completing HISTORY 101 (but not the one-year thesis program) and is interested in continued research may pursue a second thesis project under the rubric HISTORY 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.