Honors in Major in Anthropology
Anthropology major Justin Carr won an Undergraduate Research Award that enabled him to study the process of resettlement and the refugee experience of African refugees in New Hampshire and Ghana.
The honors-in-major program allows students to further challenge themselves by pursuing an ambitious set of classes and projects within their major. Upon completion of the requirements, a student is eligible to graduate with "Honors in Selected Major" designation. You do not have to be enrolled in the University Honors Program (a 32-credit program) to pursue the Honors-in-Major option (a 16-credit program). All University Honors-in-Major Program participants must, however, complete the 16 credit Honors-in-Major coursework as part of their overall University Honors-in-Major requirements.
Program Requirements for students who enroll at UNH effective Fall 2010
• maintainenance of a minimum 3.40 GPA in overall coursework and 3.40 GPA in major coursework
• 2 honors-designated anthropology courses at the 600- or 700-level
Intensive contact with the instructor and additional reading, research, and writing will be required of honors students.
• ANTH 699H Senior Thesis (8 cr.)
Students will pursue a two-semester sequence of independent work in the library or field under the direction of their faculty adviser, and conclude by the student-presentation of an honors colloquium submission of a written thesis.
Learn more about Senior Thesis.
For honors-in-major students who enrolled at UNH prior to Fall 2010, the requirement is a minimum 3.20 GPA in overall coursework and 3.33 GPA in major coursework, 2 honors-designated anthropology courses at the 600- or 700-level, and ANTH 699H Senior Thesis.
Note: For University Honors designation: Students who enter the University in fall 2008 and in subsequent years must achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.40 in order to graduate with a University Honors designation. The current minimum cumulative GPA of 3.20 will continue to apply to all students enrolled at UNH as of May 2008.
Visit the Honors Program website for full requirements and information on the various options for honors coursework and designation. Be sure to complete these forms for the Honors Program http://www.unh.edu/honors-program/forms.html