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Departmental HonorsDepartment of Classical Studies

Students on Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021 requirements.


The honors program in Classical Studies offers talented students the intellectual challenge of independent research on any aspect of the ancient world—literature, art, architecture, history, or culture. Through this program, the Department of Classical Studies recognizes the academic achievements of its outstanding students.

Honors requirements

  1. Reading for Honors. One (1) course:
  2. Thesis. Successfully complete an honors thesis, or equivalent project, under the supervision of a committee of two faculty members.
  3. Major GPA. Honors candidates must maintain a minimum 3.500 GPA in the Classical Studies major.
  4. GPA and Hours 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.