Outstanding students majoring in International Studies who are interested in departmental honors should submit an application form to the International Studies Director of Undergraduate Studies no later than the second semester of the junior year. To be eligible to apply for the honors program, a student must first complete 15 credit hours in the International Studies major.
Before submitting the application, the student should identify a tentative thesis topic and also identify an honors thesis director, who will advise the student during research and writing. The honors thesis director should be a core faculty member in the Department of International Studies. The International Studies Director of Undergraduate Studies will provide guidance with this process, if needed. While taking required coursework, students will research and write an honors thesis or produce an in-depth creative project that integrates the student's thematic and regional concentration coursework and international experience in either a substantive original paper or performance, as appropriate.