Admission to the departmental degree with honors program requires the approval of the department chair, and will be available only to juniors or seniors who have a GPA of at least 3.25 in all course work and of 3.50 or above in philosophy courses.
Accepted candidates must complete the normal requirements for the philosophy major and a departmental honors thesis under PHIL 491 for 3-4 semester hours. The senior departmental honors thesis must be approved by a committee consisting of the supervising instructor, the undergraduate faculty adviser, and the chair of the department.
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.