Departmental Honors Overview
Departmental Honors recognizes and rewards the best students in a major. While each department determines specific characteristics that define disciplinary excellence, the Honors Program urges consideration of the following criteria:
- A student’s GPA provides departments with a practical way to measure academic excellence.
- Other evidence may include a high grade on the senior capstone or on a required research project.
- Often departments require that students present at a departmental or college-wide colloquia, an undergraduate conference, or some other discipline-specific regional or national meeting.
- Our best students contribute to the community through service and/or civic participation. Departments usually require between 25 to 40 hours of community service.