Honors in Classics may be earned by eligible students who wish to
write a senior thesis with the help of an adviser. To qualify, students must
have a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.2 or better and a GPA of 3.6 or better in the major at the end of their junior year. At that
time, students should complete the required application form, before the deadline of May 2 of their junior year. See the classics website under Honors & Glory for the honors thesis application form.
writing theses must enroll in 01:190:495, 496 (8 credits total) in their senior
Students who are
interested in a topic that spans more than one academic discipline should
consider the School of Arts and Sciences interdisciplinary honors thesis option: http://sashonors.rutgers.edu.
Honors in Classics may also be earned by classics majors
1. Maintain a 3.5 in the major
2a. Have earned 12 credits at the 300 level or above in
Greek OR Latin courses
2b. Have earned 6 credits in BOTH Greek and Latin at the
level of 300 or above
3. Submit two papers representative of their work in classics
(they may be revised versions of class papers), which a panel of two faculty
members deem worthy of honors using the rubric that we have developed for
senior assessment purposes.
4. Sit for a sight translation exam in the spring of senior
year and pass with honors
To be eligible for honors without a thesis, the grades in
the Greek and Latin courses must be at an average of 3.5 or above; for high
honors, 3.7 or above; for highest honors, 3.9 or above. Highest honors will be
reserved for those students who, in addition to meeting the GPA requirement,
have performed at the highest level on the sight exam and paper requirement.
Students should inform the undergraduate director by the fall of senior year if
they would like to be considered for honors in the major.