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  Departmental Honors Advisor:
  Dr. Phebe Jensen
  RWST 302a, ext. 71406
  E-mail: phebe.jensen@usu.edu

 

Eligibility for Acceptance:
Student pursuing a major in English, with a CGPA of at least 3.3 and a GPA of at least 3.5 in English courses (excluding ENGL 101 and 201, or ENGL 1010 and 2010).

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

  • 9 credits in upper-division coursework must be taken in the department
  • 3 credits in ENGL 5910, including completion and public, oral presentation of a senior thesis
  • The balance of upper-division Honors credits may be taken outside the department, with the approval of the Departmental Honors Advisor

*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.

For full details about Honors in English, see the English Department's Honors page here.

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

The Honors Thesis in English:
For a quick overview of the English Honors thesis guidelines and requirements, click here.

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