Obtaining Honors in Classics

Classics majors may be admitted to the honors program provided they have attained an overall grade point average of at least 3.2, an average of 3.5 or higher in the major, and the unanimous endorsement of the department's faculty.

In addition to the regular course requirements for the major, candidates for honors must complete and successfully defend a senior thesis, an independent research project that may be completed in either the fall or the spring semester. (A successful CLA 480 project in the fall may lead to a senior thesis in the spring.) A student who receives an A- or better on the thesis and maintains the above grade point averages throughout the senior year will receive the department's recommendation for graduation with honors.