Honors in Major
Students who wish to earn honors in the Family Studies major are required to:
- Maintain an overall grade-point average of 3.4.
- Maintain a 3.4 grade-point average in their major coursework.
- Successfully complete 16 credits of Family Studies honors courses. Family Studies honors courses require independent work, readings, and meetings with the course instructor not required of non-honors students enrolled in the course.
- All 16 Family Studies honors credits must be earned in courses chosen from the 600 and 700 level.
- Only one Family Studies honors course may be chosen from the 600 level.
- Three Family Studies honors courses must be chosen from the 700-level, one of which must be FS 799 – Honors Senior Thesis.
- All Family Studies honors courses must be chosen in consultation with the student’s faculty advisor.
- Students must successfully complete a Senior Honors Thesis that includes active student participation in original research. Students must present their findings at a seminar during the second semester of their senior year and submit a written thesis to their faculty advisor.
For more information, please see the department's Honors Guidelines.
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