The Honors Program is a program of advanced study in political science for undergraduates who wish to pursue a challenging course of study in their junior and senior year. Students get the opportunity to design and conduct their own research project under the supervision of a faculty adviser. Students gain in-depth knowledge and an understanding of key theoretical and empirical debates in the field of political science. Students acquire research design skills and the ability to work independently on a major research project. The honors thesis program also gives students the opportunity to work closely with faculty, similar to a graduate school experience.
To be considered for admission to the Political Science Honors Program, students must meet the
- major in Political Science
- five courses in political science (may have four courses completed with the fifth in progress when applying to the program)
- minimum 3.5 GPA in the Political Science major
- minimum 3.3 overall GPA
- completion of 90 credits minimum (i.e. junior standing) by the start of Spring Quarter 2019 (sophomores may apply for their junior year)