The Honors Program in English provides the opportunity for qualified majors to undertake advanced literary research in a community of their undergraduate peers. This program is especially recommended for students who plan to pursue a graduate degree in literary studies.
English Honors Eligibility
Requirements: Students must have already completed 60 credits (including at least 15 1 credits in the English major) and must have already completed ENG 3822: Introduction to Literary Studies or LIT 3213: Literary Theory / PHI 3882: Philosophy of Literature 2.
Recommendations: Students are strongly recommended to have an overall GPA of at least 3.0 and a GPA in English major courses of at least 3.5.
The English Honors Program entails taking two related courses (3 credits each), taken in the fall and spring and completing an Honors thesis between 20-40 pages.
Fulfillment & Honors Designation
On satisfactory completion of the requirements below, at graduation, students will receive the designation "Honors in English" on their transcripts. At their graduation ceremony, honors students and may wear an FAU silver/white/blue double cord in recognition of their academic achievement and honors status.
- Fulfillment of all normal field distribution requirements for the English major.
- Completion, with a grade of "B" or higher, of Honors Seminar and of Honors Research.
- Achievement of an overall GPA of at least 3.0 and a GPA of at least 3.5 in all English courses at the time of graduation.
- Completion of a thesis of substance and quality that meets with the approval of the course instructor and/or thesis director.
Students in the Honors Track in English who complete all requirements, but who do not meet the GPA requirements for honors at the time of graduation, will receive credit for all work completed, but will not be certified as having received honors. Students who engage in academic dishonesty will be dismissed from the Honors program and face additional penalties from the firstname.lastname@example.org.