Students have the opportunity to graduate with honors in the major. Honors students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 3.50 in work for the major and a cumulative University of Iowa g.p.a. of at least 3.33; the UI cumulative g.p.a. is set by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. In order to graduate with honors in the major, they must complete all work for the major and write an acceptable honors thesis on a significant topic related to the major. Students who write their honors thesis in philosophy should consider preparing for the thesis by taking PHIL:3950 - Readings in Philosophy; students who write in economics should consult the coordinator of the Ethics and Public Policy program for an appropriate course; students who write in political science should take POLI:4000 - Honors Seminar on the Study of Politics; and students who write in sociology and criminology should consider taking SOC:4997 - Honors Seminar.

University of Iowa Honors Program

In addition to honors in the major, students may pursue honors study and activities through membership in the University of Iowa Honors Program. University honors students must maintain a 3.33 g.p.a., complete 12 s.h. of coursework designated as honors courses, and complete 12 s.h. of an experiential learning project. Visit Honors at Iowa to learn about the University's honors program.

NOTE: Membership in the UI Honors Program is not required to earn honors in the ethics and public policy major.