Honors Program

A student who completes the major requirements may graduate with Distinction in Philosophy (aka Departmental Honors) by doing the following.
  • Complete two honors contracts, each of which is contracted between student and instructor by petition in connection with an upper-division Philosophy course
  • Complete a senior honors thesis (PHIL 197A and PHIL 197B) that is judged to be of sufficiently high quality by the thesis supervisor
  • Have a Philosophy GPA of at least 3.5

Students pursuing Distinction in Philosophy are expected to submit the appropriate petitions in order for the Distinction to be recognized. If you have questions, please contact the Undergraduate Advisor.