To qualify for the honors program, a student must have completed 18 credits in labor studies and employment relations. In addition, the student must have attained a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or better and a grade-point average of 3.4 or better in the major at the end of the junior year. At that time, the student should apply formally to the chairperson. Candidates who are accepted are required to complete, under the direction of a faculty member, a research project that culminates in an honors paper. Students are examined orally on their project by a faculty honors committee.