College of Humanities and Social Sciences

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 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 422, 425, or 471. To graduate with honors in philosophy, students must complete these courses with a minimum GPA of 3.50.

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