You can earn an honors degree in American Studies, with the opportunity to conduct in-depth research and pursue your passion for a particular subject. An honors degree demonstrates your abilities as a researcher and will give you an edge if you wish to apply to graduate or professional school.
Requirements for an Honors degree
Students pursuing an honors degree in American Studies must maintain a GPA of 3.300 overall and 3.500 or higher in the major. To graduate with honors, you must complete a total of 42 credit hours, including the major requirements, as well as the specific requirements listed below:
- AMST-A 451 Honors Senior Seminar in American Studies (3 cr.)
- AMST-A 452 Honors Thesis in American Studies (3 cr.)
You must demonstrate advanced language competency in a single foreign language, equivalent to a third year of study. This may require you to take an additional two semesters (6 cr.) of a foreign language beyond the standard College requirements, including at least one course at the 300 level or above that studies a foreign language literature. The language chosen for study must pertain directly to American Studies and requires the approval of the director of undergraduate studies for the Department of American Studies.
For official details and requirements, you must consult with the College’s Academic Bulletin.