In order to graduate with honors, a student must complete a research
thesis and departmental examination with grades of distinction. To qualify for honors in religion, a student must have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or better and an average of 3.4 or better in the major. Qualified students should apply to the chair by March of their junior year. Those whose candidacy is accepted will consult with the department chair, and an adviser will be selected who will guide the student in the selection of an appropriate subject for the research thesis. Those whose candidacy is accepted should also enroll in 01:840:497 (3 credits) in the fall semester and 01:840:498 (3 credits) in the spring semester.