Departmental Honors

Criteria for Departmental honors in Religion or Philosophy:
  1. Cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 at time of application and at time of graduation
  2. Religion or Philosophy major and grade point average of at least 3.50 within the program
  3. Enrollment in Rel/Phl 499: Senior Seminar in which the candidate will:
      • Formally apply for departmental honors at the beginning of the course
      • Produce a written thesis, generally having a body of at least 7500 words exclusive of notes, bibliography, etc.
      • Give a public presentation of the project open to members of the college community
      • Obtain a final grade of at least 3.50 (A-) for the Senior Seminar course
  4. Final approval by the department members at the beginning of the spring semester of the candidate’s senior year. Those awarded honors status may be invited to present their work during LVC’s weeklong “Celebration of Student Learning.”