Curriculum Requirements for the Honors Program
arts and sciences honors program
Outline - see Handbook for detailed explanations
- Year-long, double-credit seminar "Western Cultural Tradition I-IV" (ancients and medievals)
- First semester register for the same section of HP 001 and HP 002
- Second semester continue in the same section of HP 003 and HP 004
- Year-long, double-credit seminar "Western Cultural Tradition V-VIII" (1500-1900)
- First semester register for the same section of HP 031 and HP 032
- Second semester continue in the same section of HP 033 and HP 034
- Two one-semester, single seminars, "Twentieth Century and the Tradition I and II"
- First semester register for any section of TCT I (modernism)
- Second semester register for any section of TCT II (post-modernism)
- If you spend one semester abroad, take TCT I or II in the semester you're at BC
In most cases seniors will do a two-semester senior thesis, generally in the major.
See Boston College University Libraries: How to prepare your Honors Thesis for electronic submission.
Alternatively, seniors may satisfy the requirements of the Honors Program by taking two HP classes. Exactly what those classes are will depend partly on whether you spent all or part of your junior year abroad. The general principle is that in the last two years you owe the HP three credits of work for every semester you are on campus. The following are the options:
- No JYA: Two-semester Senior Thesis or two HP Senior Seminars
- One Semester JYA:
- Track 1: Two semester senior thesis
- Track 2: Both the other semester of the 20thc course and a Senior Seminar
- Full year JYA: Either a two-semester senior thesis or both 20thc courses
Students meeting these requirements and maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.4 will graduate as members of the A&S Honors Program.