Honors Program

Graduating with Departmental Distinction

Anthropology majors have the opportunity to graduate with honors distinction. Eligible students should apply by the end of their junior year.

Eligibility: In order to achieve distinction, high distinction, or highest distinction, an anthropology major must meet the following requirements:

  • Attain an Anthropology GPA of 3.25 or higher
  • Attain a UIUC GPA of 3.5 or higher

Honors Program Requirements

Honors Courses

Hours   Courses

3 Honors Senior Thesis I (ANTH 494)

3 Honors Senior Thesis II (ANTH 495)

Honors Thesis

An honors thesis presents the results of two consecutive semesters of original research undertaken in the student’s senior year, under the guidance of a faculty advisor. The quality of the thesis is assessed by how the work offers a thoughtful argument, is well formatted, clearly written, well organized, and engages with relevant anthropological literature. Each student is then certified for graduation with “Distinction,” “High Distinction,” or “Highest Distinction.”


Graduating with College Honors

Campus Honors Program

LAS Honors Program

College Distinctions