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Honors Program

Qualified students may apply to work for honors at the discretion of the department. A major who wishes to pursue honors should meet with the honors coordinator, usually no later than the first semester of the junior year. The department will then invite selected students to apply for honors, at which point those students will meet with the honors coordinator to plan a designated honors program in conjunction with a faculty advisor. The honors program will normally consist of four related courses, approved by the honors committee of the School of Arts and Sciences, two of which will be RELG-403-RELG-404, culminating in an honors thesis. The advisor and two other members of the department will constitute the thesis committee for each thesis and will supervise the required oral defense. Honors will be granted only to those students whose theses meet departmental standards.