Religion Studies Department
The Honors Thesis in Religion Studies
This project is designed for Religion Studies majors who have consistently proven to be excellent students. It offers them the opportunity to pursue a self-designed major research and analysis thesis, in close consultation with a faculty member. The project will normally be undertaken in either semester of the Senior Year. Students who wish to complete the Honors Thesis in Religion Studies must have a 3.7 grade point average in departmental courses and a 3.25 grade point average overall. A written proposal for this project must be approved by a faculty member in Religion Studies in the semester prior to the one in which the thesis will be completed. The proposal must consist of a working thesis, a detailed description of the project, and a tentative bibliography. The culmination of the project will be a presentation for faculty and students at the end of the term. Department faculty will determine whether Honors will be awarded upon completion of the thesis.