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Honors Concentration in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Effective: Winter 2012
The Honors concentration consists of a series of special academic opportunities supplementary to any of the regular Concentration Programs listed above. The Honors concentration is tailored to fit the needs and interests of individual students. Honors students in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences should complete EARTH 490 for one credit during two of the four terms of the junior and senior years for:
- reading and discussion of the professional literature;
- library research and reporting on a special research problem;
- research as an assistant to a faculty member or as part of a graduate seminar; or
- individual research and reporting on a problem or graduate seminar.
A thesis is required to complete the program. The Honors concentration offers well-qualified students an opportunity to increase the breadth and depth of their undergraduate experience. To be eligible for the Honors concentration, students must have at least: (1) a 3.4 grade point average in geological sciences courses elected in the department; and (2) a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.4 at the time of acceptance. Students admitted to the Honors concentration must complete the requirements for their principal concentration program.
Ideally, the selection of candidates for Honors concentration is made at the beginning of the junior year, but qualified students may be admitted to the program as late as the end of the junior year. Interested students should contact the departmental office for referral to the Honors advisor, 2534 C.C. Little Building, (734) 764-1435.
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