Centennial Honors College

Political Science

Students may complete an honors curriculum in University Honors, Upper Division Honors, or Lower Division Honors. All Honors students must complete the one hour honors colloquium (GH 299). Lower Division Honors includes General Honor’s coursework. Upper Division Honors includes honors work in the major. University Honors combines Upper and Lower Division Honors.

Honors students in Political Science must complete all requirements for a major in Political Science.

Grade Requirements

  • 3.4 overall GPA
  • 3.4 GPA in honors courses

Lower Division Honors Requirements

  • Two General Honors seminars (6 semester hours)
  • An honors section of the First Year Experience (3 semester hours) (a General Honors seminar may be substituted in some cases)
  • GH 299 (one semester hour)

Upper Division Honors Requirements

  • GH 299
  • 6 semester hours in honors seminars (GH 302 or GH 402) in the Social Sciences (Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Sociology, Psychology), 3 semester hours of which must be in Political Science. The Political Science course will count toward the major, both in terms of credit hours, and where appropriate, as a substitution for a specific course.
  • 4 semester hours of POLS 401H (Honors Thesis), maximum of 2 semester hours per semester.

University Honors

  • Two General Honors seminars (6 semester hours)
  • An honors section of the First Year Experience (in some cases a General Honors seminar may be substituted)
  • GH 299
  • 6 semester hours of Social Science honors seminars, 3 of which must be in Political Science.
  • 4 semester hours of POLS 401H (Honors Thesis).