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Departmental HonorsDepartment of Gender Studies

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


The Department of Gender Studies offers in-depth tutorial guidance to advanced students who wish to pursue honors research and thesis writing. This is an excellent opportunity to craft an original research project in preparation for graduate programs—many students choose their honors thesis as their writing sample for admission to graduate school.

Honors requirements

  1. Honors Courses. Complete the following with a grade of B or higher:
    1. Readings and Research for Honors. One (1) course:
    2. Senior Honors Thesis. One (1) course:
  2. Honors Thesis. Successfully complete an honors thesis based on independent research.
  3. Major GPA. Honors candidates must maintain a GPA of 3.500 or higher in the Gender 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.