LACS Honors Program
The Department of Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies Honors Program is a 36-credit undergraduate career distinction that consists of at least 12 credits of coursework designed to enhance and intensify the undergraduate experience.
To be admitted into the LACS Honors Program, each student must meet the following requirements:
- The student must be a LACS major who has already completed at least 12 credits of coursework
- The student must have an overall GPA of at least 3.25
- The student must have a GPA of 3.50 in the major (LACS)
- Both the overall and major GPAs must be maintained until graduation in order to graduate with honors
After admission into the LACS Honors Program, the student must complete a junior or senior level independent honors project (ALCS 497, “Independent Study” for 3-6 credits) under the direction of the LACS Honors Committee, which is selected by the Chair, in consultation with a Faculty Director, chosen by the student.
In addition to maintaining an overall GPA of at least 3.25 and a 3.50 in the major (LACS), each student enrolled in the LACS Honors Program will need the following 12-credits that are designed to enhance and intensify the undergraduate experience:
- ALCS 300 (3 credits) that includes an extra assignment linked to the project the student is completing for ALCS 497
- ALCS 411, 412, or 413 (3 credits) that includes an extra assignment linked to the project the student is completing for ALCS 497
- ALCS 497 (6 credits) which is the LACS Honors Project (e.g. research paper, etc.) that is designed in consultation with the LACS Honors Committee and Faculty Director
For more information about the Honors Program, please contact the LACS Undergraduate Studies Director:
Prof. Christine Vassallo-Oby, Ph.D.
LACS Faculty and Undergraduate Program Director
Social Science Building 248c (office location)
Phone: 518/ 442-4891
Fax: 518/ 442-4790