University at Albany

Honors Program

The Honors Program in the Department of Latin American, Caribbean, & U.S. Latino Studies consists of at least 12 credits of course work designed to enhance and intensify the undergraduate experience for the honors student.

To be eligible for admission to the honors program, the student must have declared either the Latin American Studies or the Puerto Rican Studies major. The student must also have completed at least 12 credits of course work within the given major. In addition, the student must have an overall GPA of at least 3.25, and 3.50 in the major, both of which must be maintained in order to graduate with honors.

To be admitted to the Honors Program, majors with the required grade point averages must complete A LCS 400 Interdisciplinary Research Seminar (3 credits) with a grade of A or A-.

After admission to the Honors Program, the student must complete with a grade of A or A- a specifically designed 3 credit junior or senior level independent honors project (A LCS 497) under the direction of an Honors Committee selected by the chair of the department in consultation with a faculty director chosen by the student.

University Honors, Awards, and Prizes

For information on becoming an honor student in LACS, please contact:

Prof. Christine Preble
518/ 442-4890