Honors Program

The political science honors program prepares excellent students to complete a senior-year research experience culminating in the production of a senior thesis. The program is designed to guide you through a series of supervised research projects in honors courses.

    Honors coursework requirements

    Apply to the honors program

    Departmental Distinction

    The honors program is connected to departmental requirements for distinction. Only political science majors are eligible for any level of departmental distinction, and only majors in the honors program are eligible for high distinction.

    To be eligible for distinction, you must

    1. earn a major GPA on this campus of 3.25 or higher, and
    2. earn a GPA in your senior honors seminar and senior thesis courses (PS 495 and PS 496) of 2.67 or higher.

    To be eligible for high distinction, you must

    1. earn a major GPA on this campus of 3.25 or higher, and
    2. earn a GPA in your senior honors seminar and senior thesis courses of 3.67 or higher.