Honors Program


Requirements for Departmental Honors

  • 3.4 or higher cumulative GPA 

  • 6 credits in departmental Honors courses (at any course level) 

  • 3 credits in Honors thesis (PHL 4510 or REL 4510), directed by a faculty member in the Department of Philosophy & Religion, with an additional reader from another Department appropriate to the topic chosen by the student

Students majoring in Philosophy or Religious Studies may pursue Departmental Honors in their major. Students may apply to pursue Honors by completing the Departmental Honors Application and submitting it to the Department of Philosophy and Religion, Greer 114. 

Honors course sections at the 1000-level and 2000-level are designated with section numbers in the 400’s (e.g., PHL 1000-411; REL 2020-411).

Courses at the 3000-level and 4000-level may be taken toward completion of the Honors program by agreement with the instructor for the course and completion of a Departmental Honors Course Contract.

For additional details regarding Departmental Honors in Philosophy or Religious Studies, please contact the Department of Philosophy and Religion Honors Director, Dr. Randall Reed (reedrw@appstate.edu).