Honors in Archaeology involves both demonstration of acquired knowledge and a report on an original research project. University Honors program GPA requirements apply and are 3.50 overall for "Cum laude"; 3.65 for "Magna cum laude"; and 3.80 for "Summa cum laude".
Students interested in working for Honors need to select a departmental professor willing to supervise their Honors Thesis. This may be as early as the second semester of the sophomore year; ideally during the junior year; and in rare cases, as late as first semester of the senior year. Once the faculty advisor and the student have agreed upon an Honors topic, the student must then secure approval from the Departmental Honors Coordinator.
Individual departmental honors courses, such as Archaeology 492 and Archaeology 493, are available to allow the student to secure appropriate credit for the extra research involved in the Honors thesis.
Specific questions about eligibility or requirements should be addressed to the Departmental Honors Coordinator Professor David L. Browman, McMillan 118, firstname.lastname@example.org.