History of Art & Architecture department majors may apply to the department’s honors essay program if they have:
- Completed 4 lower-division art history courses, ARH 300, and at least 12 credits in upper-division courses
- Completed ARH 300 with a grade of A- or better
- An average GPA of 3.5 or higher in ARH courses
- Submitted the departmental honors application form (available online) to the Director of Undergraduate Studies, indicating the support of a faculty advisor
Honors application form should be submitted to the Director of Undergraduate Studies.
For detailed instructions, see Honors Essay Guidelines.
Students are urged to present a first draft of the essay to the faculty advisor six weeks before the end of the term, and a final draft must be submitted two weeks before the end of the same term.
The honors essay must demonstrate the student's ability to formulate a significant research problem. The essay should have approximately 20 pages of text, not including notes, bibliography, and illustrations. A copy of the honors essay is deposited in departmental files.
The candidate whose essay is approved by the faculty advisor and who maintains a 3.5 GPA in all History of Art & Architecture courses required for the major is awarded departmental honors.