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Women and Gender Studies

  Departmental Honors Advisor:
  Dr. Jamie Huber
  TSC 309, ext. 73703
  Email: jamie.huber@usu.edu


Honors in Women and Gender Studies is designed for students who choose not to pursue Honors in their major, and who are pursuing a minor or certificate in Women and Gender Studies. Students who have at least 3-4 semesters remaining are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility for Acceptance:
Qualified students will have cumulative GPAs of at least 3.30, will complete an application for admittance to Honors, and are pursuing a minor or certificate in Women and Gender Studies.

Program of Study:
The 15-credit requirement for the Honors designation is met in the following way:

  • 9-12 credits in upper-division coursework from the WGS courses
  • 3 credits of HONR 4900, Honors Senior Thesis/Project
  • Honors courses taken on a pass/fail basis will not be accepted

*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.