The Honors Program in History is a course of study intended to offer strong students an opportunity for a more challenging investigation of historical topics in an informal, small-group setting. All students who qualify for participation in the University Honors Program are eligible to enroll in history honors courses. In addition, history majors who fulfill designated requirements may earn a transcript notation indicating that they have graduated with honors in history.
Eligibility: History majors with a grade point average of at least 3.4 both overall and in the History Department are eligible for admission to the full program. In addition, there is an Honors track for history minors and social studies majors. These students must also have a 3.4 grade point average in the Department and the University for admission. Finally, all students whose majors and minors are in other fields and who meet the academic requirements set out above are welcomed and encouraged to consider partial participation.
Benefits: The Honors Program in History is very challenging, and students in Honors courses get the chance to delve deeply into the subject matter in ways that isn't possible in non-Honors courses. In Honors courses, students work closely with their professors. Honors coursework strengthens a student's resume and may give students a leg up on the job market, or when applying for graduate school or fellowships.
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