2014-15 Catalog

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.

The minimum requirements are:

  1. Admission
    1. Junior standing
    2. Twelve credits in the major
    3. Cumulative grade point average of 3.25 in the major
    4. Recommendation of two faculty members from the department
  2. Program
    1. Completion of the regular major
    2. Completion of POL 361 Research Methods in Politics and Government, POL 496 Honors Seminar,¬†and POL 498 Honors/Graduate Reading & Research in Political Science
    3. Passing of a terminal examination
  3. Evaluation
    1. Cumulative 3.50 grade point average in the major and a cumulative 3.25 overall grade point average at graduation
    2. Distinguished performance on a paper or project developed in POL 496
    3. Presentation of paper or project to a colloquium of faculty and students
    4. Superior performance on a terminal examination in conjunction with POL 498
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