Departments & Programs
Folklore and Ethnomusicology
Departmental Honors Program
Outstanding students pursuing a major in Folklore and Ethnomusicology are encouraged to apply for the departmental honors program, which provides students with the opportunity to pursue an in-depth research project under the close supervision of a faculty member.
Interested students should consult with the Honors Program Advisor (the Director of Undergraduate Studies) about the full procedures for applying to the departmental honors program and choosing a Thesis Director. To be eligible for admission, a student must have a 3.500 GPA in Folklore and Ethnomusicology and a 3.300 GPA in university courses.
To graduate with departmental honors in Folklore and Ethnomusicology, students must:
- compile a 3.500 GPA in Folklore and Ethnomusicology and a 3.300 GPA in university courses;
- fulfill all of the requirements for a major in Folklore and Ethnomusicology;
- complete—in addition to the requirements for the major—FOLK-F 399 Reading for Honors (3 cr.) and FOLK-F 499 Honors Thesis (3 cr.), preferably sequentially;
- submit a 35–50 page thesis or project to a three-person committee;
- present the thesis or project at an oral defense.