Honors in Your Major


Honors/Independent Study

Each year several students in Political Science and International Affairs avail themselves of the opportunity to pursue honors and independent study projects. Examples of such projects in the recent past have included: “Counterinsurgency in the Philippines,” “The Shining Path in Peru,” “Independent Peace Movements in Eastern Europe,” “The Latin American Debt Crisis,” and “Conservatism in America.”

To get ideas for your thesis, check out past students honors theses and independent studies by clicking here.

Honors Thesis Registration Requirements

Students interested in writing an honors thesis must fill out an independent study form with the registrar, and specify that the project is for honors (PSIA 491H). The form requires the signature of the professor chairing the thesis and the department chair. To be eligible to enroll in 491H, students must have a 3.4 GPA overall, and a 3.4 GPA in the major.