Majors with at least a 3.30 overall GPA and a minimum 3.50 GPA in anthropology courses are eligible for the Anthropology degree with honors. Additional requirements for earning the baccalaureate degree in anthropology with honors include taking 15 semester hours of departmental honors courses in anthropology, taking 6 semester hours of ANTH 499 (senior honors research thesis) in lieu of 6 semester hours of electives in anthropology, and presenting an acceptable senior thesis. Interested students must contact an anthropology faculty member to advise their thesis and agree upon a schedule and credit hours for ANTH 499.
The University Honors Program is separate but complementary to the departmental degree with honors. Eligible students may participate in one or both programs simultaneously since there is some overlap in the requirements. Students interested in the University Honors Program are encouraged to contact the University Honors office for more detailed information.