Drew University

Specialized Honors

specialized honors

make your diploma stand out

Prepare and defend a substantive thesis your senior year and graduate with a stellar GPA,
and your diploma will reflect this, noted as graduating “with honors in (your chosen field).”

Students take an area of their field they find fascinating and do deep and rich research on it for their thesis.

Past projects have covered a wide variety of topics:

Kinship and the State: An African-American Family, 1880-1994
The Snake in Ancient Art
The Vietnam Film in Popular Culture
Future of the Intelligence Agencies in the Post-Cold War Period
Behavioral and Physiological Effects of Vitamin E Deficiency in Rats
Jung’s Image of God

To prepare for writing your thesis, you will take Pre-Honors Colloquium, a 2-credit course offered each spring. The colloquium brings juniors together to discuss shared concerns about research methodology and writing. You will identify a topic, write a thesis proposal, initiate the first stages of your research and develop a preliminary bibliography.

Students must have completed at least 48 credits of study at Drew to be eligible for specialized honors and they may only work on an honors thesis in their last two semesters at Drew.

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