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Undergraduate Catalog | 2022-2023 
Undergraduate Catalog | 2022-2023 Previous Edition

Religious Studies, Honors Program

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.