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Academics: Honors

Honors in political science and international relations


To graduate with honors in political science or international relations, you must:

  • Maintain an overall minimum 3.5 GPA
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.5 in courses within the major
  • Complete 6 (18 hours) non-Interim courses for honors credit, with a minimum of four honors courses within the major
  • Complete an honors thesis that meets the guidelines of the political science department.
  • Earn at least a B+ in each political science honors course you take.
  • Make a formal commitment to graduate with honors by Fall of your senior year. Contact honors advisor Prof. Westra.

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