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Honors Program in Philosophy and Religious Studies

The honors program in philosophy and religious studies enables outstanding students to engage in challenging honors coursework and creative honors research experiences.


Admission is by departmental invitation to students majoring in Philosophy or Religious Studies who have demonstrated excellent intellectual potential. To be considered, students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA in the major and in all university coursework.

Requirements for completion:

1) Complete an Honors Capstone Thesis as the outcome of the departmental seminar — either Phil 485 (Seminar in Problems in Philosophy) or Rels 490 (Seminar in Religious Studies) — or an appropriately crafted Independent Study project.
2) Present the thesis research at or in a suitable local, regional or national venue.

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