In order to receive the degree in linguistics with honors, a student must write an honors essay. At the end of a student's third year, any student who has maintained a 3.0 or better overall grade point average and a 3.5 or better grade point average in linguistics courses may consult with the departmental undergraduate advisor about submitting an honors essay. The honors essay must be submitted by the fifth week of the quarter in which the student plans to graduate.
Complete guidelines and requirements for the honors essay can be obtained from the Director of Undergraduate Studies.
Students wishing to write an honors essay are required to take two graduate level courses (numbered 3xxxx or above) in areas most relevant to their thesis work, as determined in consultation with their advisor(s) and approved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies.
This program may accept a B.A. paper or project used to satisfy the same requirement in another major with the consent of both program chairs. Students should consult with the chairs by the earliest B.A. proposal deadline (or by the end of their third year, when neither program publishes a deadline). A consent form, to be signed by both chairs, is available from the College adviser. It must be completed and returned to the College adviser by the end of Autumn Quarter of the student's year of graduation.