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Departmental Honors Program

Outstanding students majoring in Geography (B.A. or B.S.) who are interested in departmental honors should submit an application to the Director of Undergraduate Studies no later than the first semester of the senior year. To be eligible for the honors track, a student must first complete at least 15 credits of Geography courses with a minimum GPA of 3.500, and must also have a 3.300 GPA overall. Students must have approval from the Director of Undergraduate Studies or departmental chair to be eligible for the honors track. The GPA requirements must be maintained in order to receive departmental honors. Students must successfully complete a sequence of a readings course (G450) and a senior honors thesis (G499) with a grade of B or higher in each course. The readings course should result in a literature review and research proposal for the topic of the thesis. At the end of the G499 course, the student will present the research to a committee composed of at least two Geography faculty members. One of these faculty members serves as mentor and course administrator for G450 and G499. Students must fill out the appropriate application form and obtain the faculty mentor's signature as well as the approval of the Director of Undergraduate Studies or departmental chair before registering for G450 and G499.

Interested students should consult with the undergraduate advisor or the Director of Undergraduate Studies.