The department maintains a strong and active honors program. Junior
and senior majors with at least a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average overall and in political
science are urged to apply for the departmental honors program. Forms
are available from the department secretary.
must take two Honors Seminars (50:790:495,496) and write a thesis in
conjunction with 50:790:394 Honors Research. To
graduate with honors, a student must successfully complete
three honors courses. Graduation with honors is recorded on a student's
transcript, and an award will be given each year to the student writing
the best honors thesis.
Outstanding political science majors
are eligible for induction into Pi Sigma Alpha, the political science
national honor society. The department also annually bestows several
Jack Marvin Weiner Memorial Awards and the Robert D. Packard Memorial