Outstanding students are eligible for admission to the English Honors Program at the end of their junior year. The program consists of independent reading, research, and writing with tutorial instruction from a faculty advisor. During the senior year, students follow individual programs of study culminating in an honors thesis (L499) and participate in an honors colloquium.
The Honors Program allows you to explore the skills and independence needed to craft and complete advanced scholarly work or creative writing. It culminates with the production of a formal written project that is 30-50 pages long and a defense before two English Department faculty members.
To be considered for the Honors Program and ultimately earn an Honors notation, a student must maintain an overall 3.3 grade point average, with a 3.5 average in English courses.
Interested students should consult the department's director of honors.