The Honors Program in politics offers an opportunity for students to pursue sustained independent reading and research under faculty supervision.

The Honors Program consists of an honors thesis that involves a substantial piece of original research conducted over the course of the senior year, and an oral thesis defense administered at the end of the senior year.

We encourage students interested in the Honors Program to discuss their interests and intentions with faculty members early in the junior year and often as seniors, too. There are advantages and disadvantages to pursuing honors, and we believe that students who have carefully and realistically considered how the program fits into their academic program will make the most appropriate choices about how to allocate their time and efforts during their senior year.

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