A senior honors project may be one of the most intellectually rewarding experiences of your college career. Students conducting honors projects work with a faculty advisor to pursue original independent research on an international relations topic.
Students considering an honors in International Relations project must:
- have at least a 3.4 grade point average (GPA) in your major.
- have a minimum 3.0 cumulative overall GPA or at least a 3.0 GPA in your junior year alone.
It is your responsibility to arrange with an International Relations faculty member to be your honors advisor.
You should draft a project proposal in collaboration with your advisor. Your proposal will consist of:
- A clear statement of the research to be pursued;
- A brief, critical review of existing scholarly literature;
- A description of the methodology to be employed;
- An approximate schedule of work;
- International Relations' Application for Admission to Honors form [pdf]
Your proposal must be submitted to the International Relations Program office by the last day of classes the semester before you start your project. (This usually means the second semester of your junior year.)
You should also be familiar with the guidelines and planning for Departmental Honors at the Charles Center.After your project is approved, all administrative questions regarding honors should be directed to [[cchonors]].