The Department of Political Science has developed an Honors Thesis Program to provide undergraduate students with research experience and skills that they will need in their future careers. The Honors in the Major Program provides students with:
A student must be a Political Science Major and meet the following requirements for admission to the honors program:
The Honors Program consists of an Honors Seminar and a Senior Thesis. Students enroll in POS 4304 (Honors Research Seminar) in the fall of their senior year. The Honors Research Seminar is a three credit hour advanced research design seminar that teaches students how to conduct political science research. The Seminar is designed so that students will learn how to research while studying a specified political science topic or topics. The Seminar prepares students to conduct their own research by completing a Senior Thesis.
Students who receive a minimum grade of A-minus in the Honors Seminar enroll in POS 4970(Senior Thesis) for three credits in the spring of their senior year. Students must present their senior thesis at a department or university research event and receive a minimum grade of A-minus to graduate with a degree in Political Science with honors.