Departments & Programs
Departmental Honors Program
Students pursuing an honors degree in American studies must maintain a GPA of at least 3.300 overall and 3.500 or higher in the major. To graduate with honors, a student must complete a total of 42 credit hours, including the specific requirements listed below:
- In addition to the major requirements, honors students must complete A451 Honors Senior Seminar in American Studies (3 cr.), and A452 Honors Thesis in American Studies (3 cr.).
- Honors students also must demonstrate advanced language competency in a single foreign language equivalent to a third year of study. This may require students to take an additional two semesters (6 cr.) of a foreign language beyond the standard College requirements, including at least one course at the 300 level or above that studies a foreign language literature. The language chosen for study must pertain directly to American Studies and requires the approval of the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Department of American Studies.