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American Studies

  Departmental Honors Advisor:
  Paul Crumbley
  RWEST 420C, ext. 73860
  Email: paul.crumbley@usu.edu


Eligibility for Acceptance:
Qualified students will have cumulative GPAs of at least 3.30 and will have declared a major in American Studies.

Program of Study:
The 15-credit requirement for Honors in American Studies is met by successfully completing contracts in the following courses:

  • 12 upper-division credits from at least two different disciplines must be completed for Honors credit
  • 3 Honors credits are required for the Senior Thesis/Project. Those credits may be taken as HONR 4900 or as ENGL 5690

*Nothing lower than a B grade is acceptable in courses in which an Honors contract is being completed.
**Students who fail to complete a contract, once entered into with a faculty member, will be placed on academic probation for one semester.

Requirements for Completion of Degree:
The successful candidate will graduate with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 and a GPA of 3.5 in upper-division major requirements and Honors course work and will complete and present in a public forum a senior Honors thesis/project. Many students have found it helpful to relate the courses taken on Honors contract to the final thesis/project.