Departments & Programs

American Studies

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:

  1. 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.).
  2. 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.