The departmental honors programs are designed to provide
outstanding students with an opportunity for individual study and
research. Students become eligible to enter and continue in an honors
program upon the recommendation of the department in which they perform
their work. The course of study for each student is devised by the
department as a whole, but is under the immediate supervision of the
member of the department most familiar with the problem under study.
Students must perform an amount of work in the program no less than the
equivalent work load of an elective course in the chosen field (3
credits). Courses taken under honors programs are regarded as electives
within the student's major.
Interested students should discuss
the program with their departments during their junior year. Upon
completion of each semester in the program, the student receives 3 or 4
credits, which may be used toward the satisfaction of the total degree
requirements of the college.
At the end of the program, a
comprehensive examination tests the student's mastery of the major
subject. Upon the recommendation of the major department, the notation
"Distinction in [subject]" shall be affixed to the permanent academic
record of the student.