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Departmental HonorsBorns Jewish Studies Program

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


Students interested in earning departmental honors in the Jewish Studies Program should contact the program's advisor for additional information. An application is required for admission to the honors program.

Honors requirements

  1. Thesis Contract. Complete contract for JSTU-H 399 and JSTU-H 499, to include thesis advisor’s signature and approval of the Jewish Studies academic advisor.
  2. Reading for Honors.
  3. Honors Thesis Course.
  4. Honors Thesis. Successfully complete and defend a thesis, based on original research.
  5. GPA Requirements. Honors candidates must maintain a GPA of 3.500 or higher in both overall and in the Jewish Studies major.
  6. 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.