Departmental Honors

If you select Departmental Honors, you will follow a more specialized curriculum as you focus on your chosen field. Each Department will have particular requirements you will fulfill, but you can be sure that your Departmental Honors experience will provide you opportunities for rigorous study alongside colleagues who are deeply passionate about your chosen subject area.

Each Department has an Honors Liaison who is responsible for overseeing Honors Students and who will approve your Honors course designations and the successful completion of your program.

To find your Honors Liaison and learn the requirements for your particular major, click your major below:

Major Requirements Contact
Bioengineering Xiaowei Teng - Kingsbury Hall W317
Chemical Engineering Xiaowei Teng - Kingsbury Hall W317
Chemistry Glen Miller - Parsons W115D
Civil Engineering Jennifer Jacobs - Gregg Hall 240
Computer Science Arvind Narayan - Kingsbury Hall W239
Earth Sciences Jo Laird - James Hall 214 (Dept. Office)
Earth/ENSC: Hydrology Michael Palace - James Hall 214 (Dept. Office)
Electrical & Computer Engineering Se Young Yoon - Kingsbury Hall W217
Environmental Engineering Weiwei Mo - Gregg Hall 334
Information Technology Arvind Narayan - Kingsbury Hall W239
Mathematics

David Feldman - Kingsbury Hall W333 

Contact: Dept. Chair Karen Graham - Kingsbury Hall W383B

Mechanical Engineering Rob Swift - Kingsbury Hall W115
Ocean Engineering Rob Swift - Kingsbury Hall W115
Physics Joseph Dwyer - Morse Hall 309
Contact Katie Makem-Boucher - DeMeritt Hall 237A

Major Requirements Contact
Anthropology

Casey Golomski - Huddleston Hall 308

Studio Art and Art History Jennifer Moses - Paul Creative Arts Center A201 and A 306
Classics Harriet Fertik - Murkland Hall 355
Communication Nora Draper - Horton Social Sciences Center 112 (Dept Office)
English Delia Konzett - Hamilton Smith Hall G03
French

Ileana Chirila - Murkland Hall 210B

Geography Tu Lan - Huddleston Hall 102
German Ed Larkin - Murkland Hall 210C
History Elizabeth Mellyn - Horton Social Sciences Center 407
Humanities Nicole Ruane - Murkland Hall 315
Italian Studies Anna Wainwright - Murkland Hall 316
Linguistics Rochelle Lieber - Hamilton Smith Hall 149P
Music/Music Education Rose Pruiksma - Paul Creative Arts Center
Neuroscience and Behavior Jill McGaughy - McConnell Hall 404F
Philosophy Subrena Smith - Hamilton Smith Hall 249T
Political Science Susan Siggelakis Horton Social Science Center 
Contact Marcie Anderson - Horton Social Sciences Center 312 (Dept. Office)
Psychology Pablo Chavajay - McConnell Hall 436
Contact Susan Moore - McConnell Hall 438 (Dept. Office)
Russian Arna Bronstein - Murkland Hall G10H
Sociology

Catherine Moran - McConnell Hall 330B
Contact Cammi Wagner- McConnell Hall 303 (Dept. Office)

Spanish Scott Weintraub - Murkland Hall 210F
Theater and Dance Assaf Benchetrit - Paul Creative Arts Center M311
Women's and Gender Studies Delia Konzett - Hamilton Smith G03

Major Requirements Contact

Animal Science

Vanessa Grunkemeyer - Kendall 111

Contact: Amy Parker - Kendall 224 (Dept. Office)

Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology Sarah Walker  - Rudman Hall 185
Contact Cyndi Smith - Rudman Hall 106
Biology Patricia Jarema - Spaulding Hall Rm G56
Biomedical Sciences Sherine Elsawa - Rudman Hall 291
Community and Environmental Planning Jennifer Purrenhage - James Hall 156
Dairy Management Pete Erickson - (Animal Science Office Kendall Hall 407)
Environmental and Resource Economics Jennifer Purrenhage - James Hall 156
Environmental Conservation and Sustainability Jennifer Purrenhage - James Hall 156
Environmental Sciences Jennifer Purrenhage - James Hall 156
Equine Studies Sarah Rigg - 278 Mast Rd Ext.
Forestry Jennifer Purrenhage - James Hall 156
Genetics

Estelle Hrabak - Rudman Hall 105

Contact Cyndi Smith - Rudman Hall 106

Marine, Estuarine and Freshwater Biology Gregg Moore - Spaulding Hall G68
Neuroscience and Behavior Leslie Curren - Spaulding Hall 254
Nutrition Jesse Morrell - Kendall Hall 115
Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems

Alberto Manalo - James Hall 126

Contact Amy Parker - Kendall 224 (Dept. Office)

Wildlife and Conservation Biology Jennifer Purrenhage - James Hall 156
Zoology Jim Haney - Spaulding Hall 122

Major Requirements Contacts
Business Administration Rachel Kim  - Paul College, Undergraduate Advising Office - 101
Economics Rachel Kim  - Paul College, Undergraduate Advising Office - 101
Hospitality Management Rachel Kim  - Paul College, Undergraduate Advising Office - 101

Departmental Honors without University Honors

Students with a qualifying GPA may complete Departmental Honors by itself, without participating in the University Honors Program or completing Discovery Honors requirements. Members of the University Honors Program who do not fulfill Discovery Honors requirements remain eligible to graduate with Departmental Honors, but not University Honors.