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Anthropology

   Departmental Honors Advisor:
   Dr. Bonnie Glass-Coffin
   Old Main 245E, ext. 7-4064
   Email: bonnie.glasscoffin@usu.edu

 

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

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

  • 9 credits in upper-division anthropology courses
  • 1 credit ANTH 5980, Senior Project (must be taken in conjunction with a 4000/5000 level course, in consultation with the instructor of that course. See Anthropology Undergraduate Handbook for specific instructions and deadlines.)
  • 2 credits of HONR 4900, Senior Thesis/Project
  • The balance of the 15 credits may be taken outside the department

*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 3.30 and a GPA of 3.5 in upper-division major requirements and Honors coursework. The successful candidate will also complete a Senior Honors Thesis/Project and present the results in a public forum (e.g., Student Showcase, Departmental Colloquia, Professional Meetings). Many students have found it helpful to relate the courses taken on Honors contract to the final thesis/project.

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