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Honors Program

Honors in Anthropology is achieved by maintaining a GPA of at least 3.5 in the major and satisfactorily completing a two-semester research project through intensive consultation with a thesis advisor and two more faculty members.

Qualified students wishing to achieve honors in anthropology must take the following steps:

  • Gain consent from the faculty member(s) who will supervise the project by submitting an Application for Honors in Anthropology form.
  • Apply to the department in writing by the end of their junior year, and no later than the end of the course registration period in the first semester of their senior year. 
  • Honors students register for three hours of Independent Study (AP 499) both Fall and Spring semester of the senior year.
  • For students graduating in June, the completed project must be submitted to the adviser no later than March 15. For students graduating in February, the completed project must be submitted to the adviser no later than October 15.
  • Three (3) copies of the completed project must be submitted.

The project is evaluated by the thesis adviser and faculty members of the thesis committee. The decision to award honors is based on the project, course grades and other achievements. With an Anthropology GPA of 3.75 or higher and a superior honors project, the student may be granted honors with distinction.

For students interested in the honors program, please apply in person to the Undergraduate Program Office.