A degree in Hellenic studies is awarded with honors to students who complete 40 points of graded work while maintaining an overall GPA of 3.65 and an average in the major of 3.65, and who successfully complete a program of original research leading to an honors thesis. The honors thesis is researched and written while registered in Independent Study (V56.0997 or V56.0998) under the supervision of a program faculty member. The thesis topic and the faculty adviser are chosen in consultation with the director of undergraduate studies. The average length of the paper is 25 to 40 pages. For general requirements, see the Honors and Awards section of this bulletin. Honors students are encouraged, but not required, to take at least one appropriate graduate course in Hellenic studies.