The Honors Program

The Classics Honors program is a two-semester intensive course of study open to all majors with a current GPA of 3.65 or higher. It features an honors seminar run in coordination with other humanities departments normally taken in the fall term of the senior year, followed by a spring term of independent honors work with an adviser, during which the student writes a thesis, typically 40-75 pages in length, depending on the nature of the project. The thesis adviser is usually a member of the Classics faculty, but students may work with faculty in Anthropology, Art History, Hellenic Studies, or Religious Studies.

Students who wish to pursue Honors in Classics should meet with the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the spring of their junior year, and certainly no later than the first week of class in the fall term of the senior year. At that stage, the DUGS consults with each student about his/her topic and choice of thesis adviser.