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Honors Program

The Honors Program in the Department of Art offers excelling art majors the opportunity to pursue their interest at a higher level.


To be admitted to the Honors Program in art, students must have:

  • At least a 3.30 cumulative GPA.
  • At least a 3.5 GPA in courses that count toward the major in art.
  • Completed their sophomore year.

Students interested in pursuing the Honors Program should contact the director of undergraduate studies. Application materials must be submitted to the director of undergraduate studies in the applicant’s junior year and may be submitted electronically. Applications must include 10 digital images of recent work with written explanations of each image. Applicants will be notified in writing of the department’s decision.

Each Honors student shall have a committee consisting of one faculty member appointed by the department chair, the student’s selected honors adviser, and the director of undergraduate studies.

Requirements for Graduation

To graduate with Honors in art, students must:

    1. Successfully complete the requirements for the major in art.
    2. In their senior year, register for ARTS 4998 (3 credit hours) in the first semester and ARTS 4999 (3 credit hours) in the second semester in order to complete a written thesis, expanding on concepts explored in the senior exhibition.
    3. Successfully complete an oral defense of the thesis and senior exhibition during the final semester of undergraduate study.
    4. Have at least a final 3.30 cumulative GPA.
    5. Have at least a final 3.5 GPA in courses that count toward the major in art.