Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program

Honors Program

The Honors program in women, gender, and sexuality studies (WGS) enables superior and highly motivated undergraduate students to engage in an in-depth study of WGS related topics of interest to them and to develop their scholarly abilities in this interdisciplinary field of study.

To pursue honors in women, gender, and sexuality studies, a student must be a WGS major, a junior or senior with at least 30 credit hours completed towards the WGS major, have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 overall and 3.5 in the major, and apply to the program director for the honors thesis no later than the beginning of their senior year.

The application for honors in WGS must include a brief 1-2 page summary of the proposed honors research paper identifying the general topic and its contexts or significance, the proposed methodology, and a thesis statement. It is recommended that the application identify the name of a potential academic advisor for the research paper, ideally a faculty member whose area of expertise matches the research paper topic and with whom the student has previously worked or taken classes.

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