The English Honors Program is designed for English majors who would like to do advanced, original work culminating in an Honors thesis (40-50 pages) during senior year. For admission, students should have completed 12 credits in English, including English 205Z, 210 and one 300-level course (preferably 305V). Applicants should have an overall GPA of at least 3.25 and a GPA in the English major of at least 3.5. Students admitted to the program in the sophomore year or in the Fall of the junior year are required to take the Honors special topics seminar (ENG 399Z) in the Spring preceding the senior year.
Applications for Spring 2016 are being accepted until November 20th.
To apply for the Honors Program: Fill out all of the fields in the form below, and click "Submit." A critical writing sample is also required, and must be submitted separately via email. Choose your strongest critical essay from one of your classes, and email it as a Word or PDF attachment to the Honors Program Director, Professor Eric Keenaghan (email@example.com). If you want to write a creative writing thesis, you must send a critical essay but you should include a brief sample (up to 10 pages) of your creative work, too. Use the subject line "Honors Writing Sample" for your email, and be sure to write a short message introducing yourself.
Interested students are encouraged to apply in the spring of their sophomore year, but students can apply (or reapply with a different sample) up until the application deadline in the fall of junior year. If you have any questions about the application process or the program's requirements, please email Professor Keenaghan to set up a meeting to discuss your questions or concerns.
HONORS APPLICATION FORM