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English Honors Program


The English Honors Program is a special track within the English major for gifted students with strong academic records.  The program offers small class sizes (15-18 students), significant individual interaction with faculty, advanced level academic instruction, as well as the opportunity to write an independent, original thesis.

The department’s objective in initiating an Honors program is to identify and mentor motivated, high-achieving students within the major and help develop their abilities in a targeted fashion. Honors students will receive a special mention on their diplomas at graduation; graduation with Honors in English signifies that the student maintained a GPA of 3.5 or above in the major, followed a careful program of honors courses, and completed a capstone thesis project.

For honors program requirements, students should consult the Honors Program Handbook.

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