Honors and Independent Study

Intermediate and advanced students are encouraged to pursue independent studies in topics of interest that are not covered by current course offerings.

Students doing independent study for credit work closely with a member of the department during the course of a semester and produce a significant piece of writing at the end.

Philosophy majors with a departmental grade point average of 3.3 or better at the end of the junior year are eligible to undertake an honors project in philosophy.

Honors students write a project proposal in September, and then carry out a two-semester independent study culminating in an honors thesis. 

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Two semesters of independent study or honors project may count toward the major with departmental approval.
Past Honors Projects