Honors

Departmental Honors

Undergraduate majors may qualify for departmental honors by completing 3 hours of POLS 506 Honors Seminar in Political Research and 3 hours of POLS 498 Honors Thesis (or 6 hours of POLS 498), presenting an acceptable honors thesis at the end of these enrollments, and passing an oral examination based primarily on the honors thesis. The student must have a minimum overall grade-point average of 3.25 and a minimum grade-point average of 3.5 in political science course work. These averages must be achieved at the end of the final semester. The program meets CLAS requirements for departmental honors. Consult the department before the beginning of the senior year.

Contact Info

Department of Political Science

Blake Hall
1541 Lilac Lane, Room 504
Lawrence, KS 66045-3129
785-864-3523
kupols@ku.edu
http://kups.ku.edu/
Don Haider-Markel, Chair
785-864-9034
dhmarkel@ku.edu

Department of Political Science

Blake Hall
1541 Lilac Lane, Room 504
Lawrence, KS 66045-3129
785-864-3523
kupols@ku.edu
http://kups.ku.edu/
Christina Bejarano, Undergraduate Director
785-864-9122
cbejaran@ku.edu

Department of Political Science

Blake Hall
1541 Lilac Lane, Room 504
Lawrence, KS 66045-3129
785-864-3523
kupols@ku.edu
http://kups.ku.edu/
Mark Joslyn, Graduate Studies Director
785-864-3523
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