- The purpose of the honors’ track is to engage students motivated by research, passionate about a specific topic, and interested in pursuing advanced study related to International Studies. These students will participate in an in-depth, rigorous research and writing experience.
- Approval to this track is contingent on the approval of the Director of Undergraduate Studies based on the following criteria:
- GPA of 3.5 or higher;
- Identification and approval of a faculty mentor;
- Sustained interest in a research topic, as demonstrated through coursework, travel, work/ volunteer experiences;
- The submission of application form.
- Thesis will use a research article as a guiding format. 8000-10000 words with 5 foreign language articles cited minimum (this can be waived based on applicability to project).
- Thesis committee will consist of 2 faculty members: the honors instructor and the mentor.
- The student will make an oral defense of the thesis in the last two weeks of the semester. The mentor and the instructor independently grade the student, who will receive the average of the two as their official grade. Should the average be below A-, the student would be automatically disqualified for an Honors’ degree.
For more information visit the College of A & S Bulletin.