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  Departmental Honors Advisor:
  Dr. Sue Shapiro
  Main 323D, ext. 72091
  Email: susan.o.shapiro@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 History is met by successfully completing contracts in the following courses:

  • 9 credits in upper-division coursework must be taken in the department
  • 3 credits for the senior thesis must be taken under *HIST 4990, History Pro Seminar
  • The balance of upper-division Honors credits may be taken outside the department, with the approval of the Departmental Honors Advisor
  • Honors courses taken on a Pass/Fail basis will not be accepted

*History Teaching majors must take the History capstone course HIST 4990 and the History Teaching capstone class HIST 4860.

**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 GPA of 3.5 in upper-division coursework taken in the department and in Honors coursework and will complete an Honors thesis/project (as part of HIST 4990) and present it in a public forum. Many students have found it helpful to relate the courses taken on Honors contract to the final thesis/project.

Required Coursework in the Department:
HIST 4990, History Pro Seminar

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