Honors in Philosophy

Highly qualified philosophy majors may apply to graduate with honors in philosophy.  Students can apply in their second semester as a junior, before they have completed 90 credits. They should have a minimum GPA in the major of 3.50.

Applicants should submit a brief letter of application, explaining why they wish to graduate with honors; their most up-to-date transcript; one letter of recommendation from a member of the philosophy faculty; and one writing sample, a paper from one of the student’s courses in philosophy.

To receive honors in the major, students must complete 6 credits of honors course work in either PHIL 411, 422, or 425. To graduate with honors in philosophy, students must complete these courses with a minimum GPA of 3.50.