Departmental Honors in African American Studies
The African American Studies Department offers a Departmental Honors option for all majors with an overall GPA of 3.0 and a cumulative GPA of 3.5 in AAS courses.
Qualified candidates may apply for the honors program in the fall semester of their junior year. Candidates admitted to the program must complete two 3-hour independent studies, listed below, with a thesis adviser and then write an honors thesis during their senior year. Students who complete the thesis will graduate with the designation of "Honors" on their degrees.
AAS 4930 - Independent Study Credit Hours: 3-9—Students wishing to complete the Honors program must take a 3-hour AAS 4930 twice for a total of 6 hours, once fall semester and once spring semester of senior year.