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Honors Track

Outstanding International Studies majors who are interested in departmental honors should arrange a meeting with the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Olga Kalentzidou ( and submit an Honors Authorization Form to the International Studies advisor, Emily Williams ( no later than the second semester of the junior year.

Completion of the Honors Track necessitates:

  • Completion of 15 credit hours in the major prior to application
  • GPA of at least 3.5 in the major and 3.3 overall
  • Completion of INTL-I315
  • Submission of Application and Eligibility Form
    • Students should enroll in INTL-I406
    • Students are encouraged to enroll in one credit hour in X-390 prior to taking I-406
  • Identification of an Honors Thesis Director(the Thesis Director must be an International Studies core faculty member)
  • Establishment of an Honors Committee comprised of the International Studies Director of Undergraduate Studies, the Thesis Director and one faculty member, i.e. third Reader, of the student’s choice
  • Submission of an honors thesis of approximately 50 pages
  • Defense before an International Studies honors committee
  • Final grade of A– or higher
    • The grade for the thesis will be given jointly by the Thesis Director and the International Studies Director of Undergraduate Studies in consultation with the I-406 instructor.

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