Departmental Honors Program
Requirements for honors in political science are an overall GPA (in all courses, not just political science courses) of 3.65 or better, and the preparation and defense of an honors paper. Honors graduates with an overall GPA of 3.75 to 3.84 may graduate with high honors, and those with GPAs of 3.85 and higher may graduate with highest honors. Level of honors granted depends upon both the GPA and the quality of the honors paper.
In addition to the Latin honors awarded by the Political Science Department, students are eligible to earn a BA degree accompanied by the statement "with distinction" when they meet the College of Liberal Arts and Science honors requirements. For details, see CLAS Honors Requirements on the CLAS Web site.