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Honors Program

Honors in Classical and Mediterranean Studies

The Honors Program in classical and Mediterranean studies offers well-prepared students a more intensive concentration within their main field. Interested majors must qualify for the honors program and signal their interest to the director of undergraduate studies by the beginning of the second semester of their junior year. Candidates must submit a thesis proposal for approval by the faculty for admission to the honors program. During the senior year, under the direction of a faculty advisor, honors majors write and defend a thesis for evaluation by a committee of three faculty members—two of whom must hold sole or joint appointments in classical and Mediterranean studies. In order to graduate with honors in classical and Mediterranean studies, majors must complete the requirements listed below.

Honors Requirements

  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.3 and a GPA of 3.5 in courses for the major from the time of application to the Honors Program and until graduation
  • Complete the courses in good standing in the selected major track
  • Complete CLAS 4998 and 4999 (6 credit hours)
  • Complete at or above a satisfactory level a thesis that demonstrates an appropriate depth of knowledge, engagement with primary sources, application of method and/or theory, and polish in presentation
  • Complete at or above a satisfactory level an oral defense of the thesis