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Religious Studies

Interdepartmental Honors Program in Religious Studies and Philosophy
Required Courses

Students with a minimum grade point average of 3.300 are eligible for the interdepartmental honors program in religious studies and philosophy, which culminates with a final honors thesis that combines notions from both disciplines. The honors program has the following additional requirement:

One of the following pairs of courses:

  1. R399 Reading for Honors and R499 Senior Honors Essay or an appropriate equivalent (Religious Studies) or
  2. P498 Honors Thesis Directed Research and P499 Honors Thesis (Philosophy).

The choice of the pair depends on whether the student works with a religious studies or philosophy faculty member. The thesis will be judged by an honors committee that consists of members from both departments. The thesis must earn a grade of B+ or higher in order for the student to qualify for honors.