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Honors in Political Science


Twelve semester hours of Honors work to include the following:

  • 9 s.h. of Honors work in Political Science; at least 6 s.h. must be at the 300 level or above.
  • HSS 490 (Senior Thesis or Project)

Honors courses may be offered as special sections of regular courses, Honors Tutorials, or contract courses. A limited number of advanced courses (500-level) will be designated for Honors credit. Students should contact the department for specific offerings each semester.


  • A grade of at least B in all course work used to satisfy the Honors requirement in Political Science
  • Declared Political Science Major
  • Minimum overall 3.30 GPA at graduation


The designation “Completed Disciplinary Honors in Political Science” and the title of the Senior Honors Project will be printed on the student’s official transcript.

Honors Advisor

See Honors Faculty liaison Robert Griffiths for further information and guidance about Honors in Political Science.