Majors, minors + certificates

Departmental HonorsDepartment of English

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


Outstanding students are eligible for admission to the English honors program at the end of their junior year. The program consists of independent reading, research, and writing with tutorial instruction.

Interested students should consult the department's director of honors.

Honors requirements

  1. Honors Requirement. During the senior year, students follow individual programs of study culminating in an honors thesis and participate in an honors colloquium.
  2. Major GPA. Honors candidates must maintain a minimum 3.500 GPA in the English major.
  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.