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History Honors Program

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

  • A History major (Small Plan, Large Plan, or History Social Studies Teaching).
  • A GPA of 3.5 in History courses and 3.25 overall.
  • Completion of HIST 512 with grade of B or better.  This course will count toward the major OR the graduate program, but not both.
  • An honors research paper (25 pp., minimum) on a historical topic.  The paper may be started in HIST 481 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 requirement.

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

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