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Honors in History

Students with a major in history may be admitted to the History Department honors program provided they have:

1. Completed at least 30 semester units of college- or university-level courses, including at least two history courses;

2. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3, and a 3.5 in history courses;

3. Submitted to the department honors committee chairperson two letters of recommendation from faculty members;

4. Received admission approval from the departmental honors committee.


In order to graduate with Honors in history a student must:

1. Complete all regular requirements for the history major;

2. Complete HIST 498H Honors Research (3)

3. Complete 6 units of additional course work chosen in consultation with the Department Honors Advisor; such courses normally will require two analytical papers or a research paper on a honors level of performance; three of those units must be in courses designated applied history or methods (e.g., HIST 305 or HIST 402).

4. Have at the time of graduation a cumulative GPA of at least 3.3 and a GPA of at least 3.5 in history.

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