Honors Program

Students who meet either of the following requirements may apply to join the Philosophy Department Honors Program:

  • Membership in the Letters and Science Honors Program.

  • Completion of at least 12 units of philosophy, a philosophy G.P.A. of 3.5 or better, and an overall G.P.A. of 3.3 or better.

Students are urged to apply as early as possible so that a meaningful honors curriculum can be developed at an early stage of their work in the major. Students in the Honors Program are expected to meet with the Undergraduate Advisor to discuss their progress and to plan their subsequent course work in philosophy; in order to remain in the Honors Program, students are normally expected to maintain a 3.5 GPA in Philosophy. In order to graduate with distinction in philosophy, the following requirements must be met:

  • Being a member of good standing in the Philosophy Department Honors Program for at least the last three quarters prior to graduation.

  • Completion of at least two upper division philosophy honors courses to be contracted by petition between the honors student and the instructor.

  • Completion of a Senior Thesis that is judged to be of honors quality by the Thesis Supervisor.

Distinction in major is announced in the commencement program and is noted on the diploma.