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Accounting 010
African Area Studies 016
African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures 013
Africana Studies 014
Aging 018
American History 512
American Literature
American Studies 050
Anthropology 070
Armenian 078
Art 081
Art History 082
Arts and Sciences 090
Asian Studies 098
Astrophysics 105
Biological Sciences
Biomedical Sciences
Business Analytics and Information Technology 623
Business Law 140
Cell Biology
Chemistry 160
Chinese 165
Chinese Studies 170
Cinema Studies 175
Cognitive Science 185
Communication 192
Community Development
Comparative Literature 195
Computer Science 198
Criminal Justice 202
Criminology 204
Dance 203, 206
Design 208
Digital Filmmaking 211
East Asian Languages and Area Studies 214
Economics 220
Education 300
Entomology 370
Environmental Certificates
European Studies 360
Exercise Science and Sport Studies 377
Film Studies
Finance 390
Food Science 400
Foreign Language Proficiency Certificates
French 420
Geography 450
Geological Sciences 460
German 470
Greek 490
Greek, Modern Greek Studies 489
Health Administration 501
Health and Society 502
History/French Joint Major 513
History/Political Science Joint Major 514
Human Resource Management 533
Hungarian 535
Individualized Major 555
Information Technology and Informatics 547
Interdisciplinary Studies, SAS 556
Italian 560
Japanese 565
Jewish Studies 563
Journalism and Media Studies 567
Junior Year Abroad
Korean 574
Labor Studies and Employment Relations 575
Landscape Architecture 550
Latin 580
Latin American Studies 590
Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies 595
Life Sciences
Linguistics 615
Management 620
Marine Sciences 628
Marketing 630
Mathematics 640
Medical Technology 660
Medicine and Dentistry
Medieval Studies 667
Middle Eastern Studies 685
Military Education, Air Force 690
Military Education, Army 691
Military Education, Naval 692
Molecular Biology
Nutritional Sciences 709
Operations Research 711
Organizational Leadership 713
Philosophy 730
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Departmental Honors Program
Physics 750
Physiology and Neurobiology
Planning and Public Policy 762
Plant Biology 776
Polish 787
Political Science 790
Portuguese 810
Psychology 830
Public Health 832
Public Policy 833
Religion 840
Russian 860
Science, Technology, and Society 880
Sexualities Studies 888
Social Justice 904
Social Work 910
Sociology 920
South Asian Studies 925
Spanish 940
Statistics and Biostatistics 960
Study Abroad 959
Supply Chain Management and Marketing Science 799
Theater 965, 966
Ukrainian 967
Urban Planning and Design 971
Urban Studies
Visual Arts
Women's and Gender Studies 988
School of Arts and Sciences
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Mason Gross School of the Arts
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate-New Brunswick
School of Communication and Information
School of Engineering
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
School of Management and Labor Relations
Honors College of Rutgers University–New Brunswick
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Camden Newark New Brunswick/Piscataway
New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2015–2017 Programs of Study and Courses for Liberal Arts Students Programs, Faculty, and Courses Philosophy 730 Departmental Honors Program  

Departmental Honors Program

The department offers students the opportunity to graduate in philosophy with departmental honors. The requirements to achieve this distinction are as follows:

1.      At the time of graduation, the student must have an overall grade-point average of at least 3.0; a grade-point average within philosophy of at least 3.5; and grades of B+ or better in four 400-level courses.

2.    The student must write a senior honors thesis of 25-45 pages in order to be considered for honors.

a.     The student must enroll in two semesters of the Honors Thesis course (Fall 01:730:495 and Spring 01:730:496) of their senior year. At the time of registration for the Fall Honors Thesis course, the student must meet the grade-point requirements outlined in Item #1.

b.     The thesis must be supervised by a tenured or tenure-track faculty member of the department or affiliated member of the department who will approve the topic and work with the student in developing his or her thesis.

c.      The thesis may be a new project or based on the student's own prior research or written work for an upper-division philosophy course. If the student chooses to write a thesis based on prior written work, it is expected that the senior honors thesis be a very substantial enhancement of this prior work.

d.     The student's thesis adviser will evaluate the thesis according to the designations "Honors," "High Honors," and "Highest Honors."

e.     All theses, without exception, are due to the thesis adviser, undergraduate director, and undergraduate administrator in electronic form by April 1 of the graduating year or on the last Friday of March if April 1 falls on a weekend.

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