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Department of Classical Studies

Departmental Honors

Students on Summer 2018, Fall 2018, or Spring 2019 requirements CLAS-HON


There are two requirements for earning departmental honors:

  1. The honors candidate must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.300 overall and 3.500 in the major.
  2. The honors candidate researches and completes an honors thesis or equivalent project under the close supervision of a faculty advisor during the senior year. The honors candidate enrolls in C399 and/ or C499 in the senior year to research and complete the thesis; this coursework is in addition to the 30 credit hours required of the regular major. The thesis or project must represent original research focused on primary sources relating to the ancient Greeks and Romans and involve significant, analytical writing (30–40 pages). The finished thesis must be read and approved by the faculty supervisor and a second faculty reader.

College of Arts and Sciences Requirements

  • Students must have a College GPA of 3.300 or higher to qualify for admission to a Departmental Honors program and to receive Departmental Honors. Units may set a higher College GPA.
  • Units establish additional criteria, including admissions procedures, academic performance standards, and whether there are required courses, papers, or projects.
  • Students who wish to earn honors in two different units must complete a distinct body of work for each honors notation.