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Undergraduate Catalog | 2020-2021 
Undergraduate Catalog | 2020-2021 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.  The thesis research must be presented orally to the faculty as a whole.  Additionally, students must demonstrate, in writing, evidence of a concentration in their course of study, to the satisfaction of the Religious Studies Honors Committee.  Following successful completion, the honors notation will appear on a student’s official transcript. 

Admission Requirements

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

Grade Requirements

To be awarded Honors in Religious Studies, candidates must write an Honors thesis of A-grade quality, as judged by their thesis director.  In addition, students must complete RELS 4790  and RELS 4791  with grades of A, obtain a GPA of 3.25 or above in RELS courses, an overall GPA of at least 3.0, and complete all requirements of the B.A. in Religious Studies degree .

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