Honors in Philosophy Track
(minimum of 120 credits required)
An Honors designation, in order to be meaningful, should indicate that a student has achieved a high level of academic excellence in the context of a challenging and extraordinary program. Hence, students who seek an honors designation in philosophy should not only achieve success in challenging course work but also demonstrate academic excellence in substantive academic experiences.
Those students seeking Honors designation in philosophy must be eligible for admission into the Honors in Philosophy track. Once admitted, they must fulfill the Honors capstone requirement in order to successfully receive the Honors in Philosophy designation.
Briefly, the Honors capstone requires that the student engage in a thesis research project that will lead to the completion of a senior thesis, focused on a subject area of philosophy (e.g., epistemology, ethics, aesthetics, logic, etc.) or on a particular philosopher. The objective of the project should be to provide students with opportunity to gain a deeper historical understanding of the relevant philosophical subject. For more detail about this requirement, please see 'Honors Capstone Requirement' below.
Requirements for Eligibility to the Honors in Philosophy Track
To be eligible for the Honors in Philosophy Track, students must satisfy the following requirements:
Requirements for Admission to the Honors in Philosophy Track
To be admitted to the Honors in Philosophy Track, students must satisfy the following requirements:
Requirements for Honors in Philosophy Designation
To receive the Honors in Philosophy designation, students must satisfy the following requirements:
Honors Capstone Requirement (Honors Thesis)
Any student seeking an honors designation in philosophy is required to complete a writing project informed by the intent of the student to draw together his/her entire honors experience. The final requirement that a student must satisfy in order to receive honors in philosophy is as follows:
Notes to Consider: