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Department of Central Eurasian Studies

Departmental Honors

Students on Summer 2021, Fall 2021, or Spring 2022 requirements CEUS-HON

Outstanding students are eligible for admission to the CEUS honors program at the end of their junior year.


  1. Capstone Seminar. One (1) semester, focused on writing the thesis, completed with a grade of A- or higher:
    • CEUS-R 491 Capstone Seminar in Central Eurasian Studies
  2. Honors Thesis. Complete and defend an honors thesis based on independent research.
  3. Major GPA. Honors candidates must have a GPA of 3.500 or higher in the Central Eurasian Studies major at the time of graduation.
  4. 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.