Departments & Programs

Political Science

Interdepartmental Honors Program in Political Science and Philosophy
Required Courses

Students with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.300 and minimum 3.500 in political science are eligible for the interdepartmental honors program in political science and philosophy, which culminates with an honors thesis. The honors program has two requirements:

1. One honors thesis.*

2. One of the following pairs of courses:

  • POLS-Y 480 Colloquium and Y499 Honors Thesis or
  • PHIL-P 498 Senior Seminar and P499 Honors Thesis

The choice of the pair depends on whether the student's honors director is a political science or philosophy faculty member. The thesis will be judged by an honors committee that consists of members from both departments.

*Although the thesis will typically involve topics and issues from both disciplines, exceptions will be allowed with the approval of the directors of undergraduate studies from both departments.