1. Students who complete their degree with a 3.6 GPA in their major are eligible to graduate with honors, provided they write a research paper. The research page here provides all the details for the paper.
2. The honors thesis is undertaken in the senior year of the student, and may be started if the student may reasonably expect to graduate with a 3.6 GPA in the major, even if the current major GPA is below that.
3. A suggested lay-out of the first couple of pages of the final thesis, which is a formal document, is available here. A copy of the completed honors thesis should be emailed to ppemajor@sas and this will also be a de facto submission for consideration of publication to our student journal SPICE, unless otherwise indicated in the email.