Honors Program in Philosophy
To qualify for the honors program, a student must be a junior or a senior in the major
with an overall GPA of at least 3.00 and a GPA. in philosophy of 3.50. The student
must maintain this average throughout participation in the honors program. To seek
honors, a student must plan a program prior to the first semester of the senior year
with a faculty advisor and the director of undergraduate studies. The program consists
of three courses at the 300 level or higher, concentrated on related aspects of a
central problem. At least one of the courses should be independent study under the
direction of the advisor and lead to a senior paper. This paper is reviewed by the
advisor and one other member of the Philosophy faculty and by a faculty member from
outside the Department. The senior paper is then the focus of an oral examination.
Honors are awarded upon passage of the examination.