Departments & Programs

Classical Studies

Departmental Honors Program

There are two requirements for earning departmental honors:

  1. The honors candidate must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.300 overall and 3.500 in the major.
  2. The honors candidate researches and completes an honors thesis or equivalent project under the close supervision of a faculty advisor during the senior year. The honors candidate enrolls in C399 and/ or C499 in the senior year to research and complete the thesis; this course work is in addition to the 27 credit hours required of the regular major. The thesis or project must represent original research focused on primary sources relating to the ancient Greeks and Romans and involve significant, analytical writing (30–40 pages). The finished thesis must be read and approved by the faculty supervisor and a second faculty reader.