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Undergraduate Catalog | 2021-2022 
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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.

Certification Requirements

To be awarded honors in Religious Studies, candidates must:

  • Write an honors thesis of A grade quality, as judged by their thesis director
  • Complete RELS 4790  and RELS 4791  with grades of A
  • Achieve a minimum GPA of 3.25 in RELS courses
  • Achieve a minimum overall GPA of 3.0
  • Complete all requirements of the B.A. in Religious Studies degree 
  • Complete the Application to Candidacy process for graduating with honors, as directed by the Honors College

The honors notation will appear on a student’s official transcript.

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