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Bachelor of Arts in Global and International Studies

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Departmental Honors

To graduate with honors in global and international studies, undergraduates must complete the requirements for the major plus GIST 699 Capstone Seminar, Honors. The honors seminar helps students write their theses and allows them to learn from each other in a small-group setting.

To enroll in the program, students must have a 3.5 grade-point average in the courses making up the global and international studies major and a 3.25 cumulative grade-point average, both of which must be maintained throughout the final years of enrollment. In addition, students must obtain approval of their research topic by a faculty member affiliated with the Center for Global and International Studies who will serve as their thesis director.

Each student who completes an honor’s thesis must defend it in an oral examination before a thesis committee of three faculty members. The student’s thesis director chairs and chooses the committee in consultation with the student and the center director. A copy of the thesis is deposited at the center. Applications for the global and international studies honors program are available in 318 Blake Hall.

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