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College of Arts and Humanities

History Honors Program

The Department awards Honors status to qualified History majors.  To qualify for the program, students must meet the following requirements:

1. Be a History major (Small Plan, Large Plan or History Social Studies Teaching Major)
2.  Have a GPA of 3.5 in History courses and a 3.25 overall
3.  Complete an Honors research paper (30pp., minimum) on a historical topic.  The paper may be started in HIST481 or another upper-division History class, and may require additional independent study credits to complete.  A committee of three faculty members will judge whether the paper meets departmental standards for honors.  A Douglas Honors College thesis directed by a History faculty member will also complete this requiremment

Students who complete the above requirements will graduate with departmental honors. Please contact the Department Chair for more information.

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