Policy on double concentrations

1. Students who satisfy coursework in two Concentrations and who successfully complete a thesis in each will receive an Honors Concentration in each area.

2. Students who satisfy coursework in two Concentrations and who successfully complete a single thesis that is approved as satisfactory for earning an honors Concentration in each of the two areas, will receive an Honors Concentration in each area. Such theses must be approved by 3 advisors, one in each of the two concentrations, as well as a third advisor in any concentration who is approved by the other two advisors and the student. In determining whether a thesis is satisfactory for earning an honors Concentration, advisors will treat theses submitted to more than one Concentration no differently than theses submitted exclusively in the one Concentration. Approval of the thesis in a concentration attests to sufficient mastery of the methods and approaches in that concentration.

3. Students who satisfy all coursework (apart from thesis) in two Concentrations and who successfully complete a single thesis in one of the Concentrations will receive an Honors Concentration in the area in which they wrote a thesis, and may receive a Non-thesis concentration in the area in which they did not write a thesis if this option is approved by the advisory board of that concentration. It is up to each individual concentration advisory board to decide whether it will offer the option of a non-thesis concentration. The advisory board of a Concentration may determine that the non-thesis concentration requires more coursework than the honors concentration. All Honors college students must graduate with an Honors concentration. A non-thesis concentration can not substitute for this requirement.

4. For those who double concentrate, courses may be double-counted for both concentrations only if the courses are specifically required for each concentration; also, unless specified otherwise, up to 4 credits of electives may be double-counted for both concentrations.

Approved by the faculty March 30, 2001. Updated 04-03-2012



Last Modified 10/13/14