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Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Departmental Honors

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


  1. Seminar. One (1) course from the student's area of interest:
    • HISP-P 498 Portuguese Honors Seminar
    • HISP-S 498 Honors Seminar
  2. Research. One (1) course from the student's area of interest:
    • HISP-P 499 Honors Research in Portuguese
    • HISP-S 499 Honors Research in Spanish
  3. Honors Thesis. Successfully complete and defend an honors thesis based on independent research.
  4. Major GPA. Honors candidates must have a GPA of at least 3.500 in a Spanish or Portuguese major at the time of graduation.
  5. 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.