Majors, minors + certificates

Departmental HonorsDepartment of Folklore and Ethnomusicology

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


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.

Honors requirements

  1. Reading for Honors. One (1) course with a B+ or higher:
  2. Honors Thesis Course. One (1) course:
  3. Honors Thesis Submission and Defense. Successfully complete and defend an honors thesis, based on independent research, before a faculty committee.
  4. Major GPA. Honors candidates must maintain a GPA of 3.500 or higher in the Folklore and Ethnomusicology major.
  5. 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.