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Undergraduate Catalog | 2018-2019 
Undergraduate Catalog | 2018-2019 Previous Edition

Religious Studies, Honors Program

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The Department of Religious Studies offers an Honors Program that allows students to deepen their consideration of approaches to the study of religion and to explore a well-articulated question in a written thesis.  To be awarded Honors in Religious Studies, the student must: 

  1. Complete all requirements of the Bachelor of Arts degree
  2. Complete RELS 4400  with a grade of B or above
  3. Write an Honors Thesis of A-grade quality, as judged by their thesis director
  4. Present their thesis research orally to the faculty as a whole
  5. Demonstrate, in writing, evidence of a concentration in their course of study, to the satisfaction of the Religious Studies Honors Committee
  6. Obtain a GPA of 3.25 or above in RELS courses, as well as an overall GPA of 3.0 or above.

Candidates must also formally apply, and be approved, for Honors Candidacy by the Honors Council.

Following successful completion, the honors notation will appear on the student’s official transcript.

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