What is the History Honors Program?
The History Honors Program is the most advanced study offered by the History Department and the only route to graduating with Honors in History. It is a three-term sequence for History majors in their senior year, commencing in the fall term with HIST 98: Honors Seminar, a seminar in historical methods and historiography, and continuing with HIST 99: Honors Thesis in winter and spring terms. Throughout the three terms, Honors students work under the supervision of an advisor on a substantial piece of original research and writing. In addition, students must maintain an Honors level College grade point average and History average. Awards of Honors and High Honors in History are made by vote of the History Department faculty as a whole.