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Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Departmental Honors

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

An honors student may take special reading courses and enroll in honors sections of regular undergraduate courses.


  1. Honors Research in Geology. Three (3) credit hours:
    • EAS-E 499 Honors Research in Geology
  2. Honors Thesis. Successfully complete and defend an honors thesis based on independent research.
  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.