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Department of Anthropology

Departmental Honors

Students on Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021 requirements ANTH-HON

The anthropology honors program offers tutorial guidance to superior students who want to develop in-depth research interests. The department also offers student membership opportunities in the Kappa Chapter of Lambda Alpha, the National Collegiate Anthropological Honor's Society, a student organization.


  1. Honors Tutorial. At least three (3) credit hours:
    • ANTH-A 399 Honors Tutorial
  2. Oral Examination. A one-hour oral examination over the thesis will be administered during the senior year by a three-member committee, of which one member is to be selected from outside the Department of Anthropology.
  3. GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. 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.
    2. Units establish additional criteria, including admissions procedures, academic performance standards, and whether there are required courses, papers, or projects.
    3. Students who wish to earn honors in two different units must complete a distinct body of work for each honors notation.

Exceptions to and substitutions for honors requirements may be made with the approval of the unit's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.