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Undergraduate Catalog | 2020-2021 
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English, Honors Program

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The Department of English offers an Honors Program that consists of three courses.   The honors notation will appear on a student’s official transcript.

Admission Requirements

Entry into all honors courses is by permission of the department only, and requires the completion of one ENGL 4000-level course with a grade of A, as well as a GPA of 3.0 in ENGL courses and 3.0 overall. Though English Honors requirements are normally completed in their final year, qualified students are urged to discuss the English Honors Program with the Department’s Honors Coordinator early in their career. Students must also formally apply and be approved for Honors Candidacy by the Honors College, a process that will be initiated as part of either ENGL 4751  or ENGL 4752 .


Any or all of these three required courses may also be used toward a student’s electives in a concentration within the English major, applied as appropriate depending on the course content.

Grade Requirements

To continue in the Honors Program, candidates must maintain a 4.0 GPA in Honors courses. To be awarded Honors in English, candidates must write an Honors capstone thesis of “A” quality (i.e., a grade of A for either ENGL 4751  or ENGL 4752 ) as judged by a committee of three readers.  In addition, students must receive a grade of A in ENGL 4750  while achieving a GPA of 3.50 or above in all ENGL courses, and an overall GPA of at least 3.0.  In the semester before graduation, candidates must either present their capstone thesis at an undergraduate colloquium or submit the thesis to an undergraduate journal. 

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