Honors Program

Honors Programs

The Honors Programs are designed to give highly motivated Political Science students the opportunity to take academically rigorous honors seminars with other honors students, and to acquire the skills necessary to undertake in-depth independent research on topics of interest. These programs are excellent preparation for graduate school, and they deepen the information literacy goals of the General Education requirement.

  1. Honors Program in Political Science and Distinction in the Major

Political Science majors who have completed their sophomore year with a 3.6 GPA or above in the Major (meaning in your Political Science coursework) and at least an Overall GPA of 3.5 are eligible to apply to the Honors Program in Political Science by completing and submitting this Application Form.

Accepted students must complete two honors-level capstone seminars with a A- or better in both courses in order to graduate with Distinction in the Major.  One of these honors seminars counts as an upper-level elective and writing intensive course and the other one counts as the senior capstone requirement. If you are already enrolled in the University Honors Program, you can apply for Honors in Political Science too.

  1. University Honors Program

This is a separate program administrated by the University Honors Program. A student does not have to be in University Honors to participate in the Honors Program in Political Science. But if a student wishes to also join University Honors, which has additional benefits and requirements, they may apply through the University Honors Program web site.

Please note: Any student, including University Honors Program students, wishing to earn “Distinction in the Major” must complete and submit the Honors Program in Political Science application, AND be accepted into this program by the Political Science Honors Director.

Questions? Please contact the Honors Program in Political Science Director: Prof. Heath Davis hfd@temple.edu

Funding and Support
Funds are available in the Diamond Research Scholars program.
Honors students are also encouraged to submit their completed thesis to the Library Prize for Undergraduate Research.

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