2015-16 Catalog

Publication date June 2015

Political Science and/or Public Administration Honors Program

The department honors program seeks to provide an opportunity for in-depth research, reading, and writing for majors. The program emphasizes highly personalized student-professor contact and discussion.

I. Admission

A. Junior standing

B. Twelve (12) credits in the major

C. A 3.50 grade point average in the major

D. A 3.25 grade point average overall

E. Submission of a Political Science and Public Administration Honors Application

II. Program

A. Completion of the political science and/or public administration major

B. POL 361 Research Methods in Politics and Government (3 cr.) with a grade of AB or higher

C. POL 498 Honors/Graduate Research in Politics and Government (2-3 cr.) with a grade of AB or higher

III.  Evaluation

A. A 3.50 grade point average in the major at graduation

B. Presentation of honors thesis to a colloquium of faculty and students in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration

C. Presentation of honors thesis in a formal setting (e.g., UW-L Undergraduate Research Day, National Conference for Undergraduate Research) outside the Department of Political Science and Public Administration

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