Majors, minors + certificates

Departmental HonorsDepartment of Germanic Studies

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


Students are identified as potential candidates for the honors program through recommendation by a professor in any 300–499 level course. Pursuing an honors designation is particularly valuable if you plan to apply to graduate or professional school.

Honors requirements

  1. Honors Tutorial. At least one (1) course:
  2. Honors Thesis. One (1) course:
  3. Major GPA. Honors candidates must have a GPA of at least 3.500 in all Germanic studies courses at the time of graduation.
  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.