The Department of Anthropology offers an honors program for students who have completed at least 12 upper-division units in anthropology, who have a minimum 3.25 grade point average in all anthropology courses, and who possess a minimum 3.0 grade point average in all college work. Application to the program is made by written petition to the chair of the department.
The program is designed to introduce superior students to intensive research experience in anthropology and related fields, as well as to a more sophisticated and thorough study of anthropological theory in relevant subareas of the discipline. Honor students are permitted to depart from the normal major program in various ways to broaden and enrich their curriculum.
Honor students plan their programs in consultation with an honors adviser. Students enroll during each of their final semesters in ANTH 3960 and submit a written thesis to the departmental honors committee. Diplomas and transcripts of honors program graduates are designated: “Graduated with Departmental Honors in Anthropology.”