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Requirements for Honors Scholars


Completion of a minimum of 12 credits of upper-division honors coursework in the major, with no grade lower than a “B-“. These 12 credits are to be apportioned as follows:

3 credits of Independent Study
3 credits of Senior Research Thesis
3 credits of seminar-type coursework:

Graduate course(s) in an appropriate discipline
MAST Capstone course taken in junior year (MAST 4994W) or AMST Capstone course taken in junior year

Aunt Polly 0833 credits to be composed from any of the following:

Graduate course(s) in an appropriate discipline
Interdisciplinary Honors Seminar
Additional MAST Capstone course MAST 4994W or AMST Capstone Course
Honors conversion of an upper division undergraduate course in an appropriate department
Additional Independent Study

Note: In addition to the “Honors conversion” listed above, it will be necessary for Maritime Studies Honors Scholars to have select courses approved as honors credits from the University Honors Office.


Completion and submission of a senior thesis to the Honors Office that meets departmental standards for creativity and rigor


A cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 by graduation