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Departmental HonorsDepartment of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Students on Summer 2021, Fall 2021, or Spring 2022 requirements.


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

Honors requirements

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