Undergraduate Program

Honors Program

The department’s honors program gives our seniors the opportunity to conduct intense and independent work in English literature and language. The program begins in the fall semester with an Honors Seminar, which all honors students are required to enroll in.

In the spring semester, each student completes an honors thesis on a topic of their own choosing. The thesis is ordinarily an extended scholarly or critical essay, but majors in creative writing can submit extended work in prose or poetry as their thesis.

While the fall seminar is intended to prepare and focus students for the in-depth work of writing an honors thesis, the possible topics for theses need in no way be bound to the seminar topic.

All junior English majors are invited to apply.

Application forms are available in the English department office, Morey 426. You may also download the application or complete the application online. Completed applications must be returned to the English department no later than TBA spring 2017. If you have any questions about the honors program, please contact the director of undergraduate studies.