Departmental Honors

An undergraduate student must maintain a minimum overall grade-point average of 3.25 and of 3.5 in the major. Students must be recommended for honors by the readers of the comprehensive essays written for HWC 424 Senior Seminar in Humanities and Western Civilization. Members of the HWC advisory committee then evaluate the essay to determine whether the student should be awarded honors.

Contact Info

Humanities and Western Civilization Program

Bailey Hall
1440 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 308
Lawrence, KS 66045-7545
Sandra Zimdars-Swartz, Director
Antha Cotten-Spreckelmeyer, Associate Director and Undergraduate Coordinator
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