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Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology

Departmental Honors

Students on Summer 2023, Fall 2023, or Spring 2024 requirements FOLK-HON

The honors program in Folklore and Ethnomusicology offers the opportunity to conduct independent research, complete a thesis paper or project, present your research, and graduate with an honors designation. This designation is particularly valuable if you wish to pursue a career or advanced degree in Folklore an Ethnomusicology.


  1. Reading for Honors. One (1) course with a B+ or higher:
    • FOLK-F 399 Readings for Honors
  2. Honors Thesis Course. One (1) course:
    • FOLK-F 499 Honors Thesis
  3. Honors Thesis Submission and Defense. Successfully complete and defend an honors thesis, based on independent research, before a faculty committee.
  4. Major GPA. A Folklore and Ethnomusicology major grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.500 is required.
  5. College GPA. A College grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.300 is required.

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.