Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies Honors

The Global Studies Honors program offers capable students the opportunity to pursue independent study and to work closely with department faculty members. Completion of the honors major results in an honors degree designation on the diploma.

Total number of Honors credits required (including Honors seminar and thesis): 15 credits

Minimum GPA required: 3.30 cumulative and in the major


In order to enter the Global Studies Honors program, students must have achieved academic excellence in previous work, such as a college or university GPA of 3.3.

For honors in the major, students must meet all regular major requirements including the following:

  • Three honors-option courses within their major (internships cannot satisfy this requirement)
  • At least one HON 42XX seminar offered through the Liberal Arts Honors Program (see: Honors Program in the Undergraduate Bulletin). For further information about seminar topics, consult the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section of the Schedule of Classes, under 'Honors Program'
  • A senior honors thesis under the direction of a full-time faculty adviser in their major area (GLS 4996)
  • A GPA of 3.3 within the major

GS 4996 Senior Honors Thesis – three credits

Prerequisite: Admission to the Global Studies Honors Program; a proposal accepted and given written consent by the thesis adviser and program director. The honors thesis involves a closely supervised research project that results in a paper of approximately 20 to 25 pages.

If you would like to be considered for the Global Studies Honors program, contact Dr. Patricia McCormick.