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Honors Program

~ The application deadline for the 2013-14 Honors Program is May 23, 2014 ~

Click here to download the 2014-2015 Honors Program Information Packet and Application

Click here to download Sample Honors Proposals


    The Government Department Honors Program provides qualified undergraduates with an opportunity to complete independent research under the supervision of members of the Department. Participants define and analyze a specific issue or hypothesis in the field of political science and write a thesis. The Program is completed within the framework of a two-course sequence during the senior year: Government 98 (fall), and Government 99 (winter). Students meet weekly with the Directors of the Honors Program at the 3B hour during the fall term. Students also meet regularly with individual thesis advisors at times convenient to both.

    If you are considering applying to next year’s Honors Program, this is the ideal time to start thinking ahead about a thesis topic and advisor. It’s also important to remember that a seminar must be completed before enrolling in the Honors Program. If you have an interest in pursuing the Honors Program, please review the informational materials and the application above. For additional information on writing an Honors thesis, feel free to talk with the co-directors of the Honors Program, Michelle Clarke and Benjamin Valentino, or any of the Government faculty.


Click here to see a list of this year's Honors students, and their thesis topics and advisors

Last Updated: 4/3/14