Dear Honors College students,


Below you will find information on how to coordinate your capstone project with your major requirements. We have made every effort to keep this information accurate and up to date. However, you should always discuss your course choices and schedule with your major advisor to verify that you are on track to complete all of your major requirements on schedule.


Major name:



DUGS Name & Contact Information:

Professor Hui-Ching Chang

Director of Undergraduate Studies


Major Advisor Name & Contact Information:

Christina Zimmerman

Assistant to the Head


Students working on their Honors Capstone project can enroll in the following course(s):

Course number

Course Name

Number of Hours

Required for major

Elective in major

Required to earn Departmental Honors

When to enroll

COM 498


Independent Study








Either semester



Requirements for Departmental/College/Major honors:

For Distinction, the requirements are a cumulative GPA of 3.25/4.00 and a departmental GPA of 3.50/4.00. For High Distinction, the requirements are a cumulative GPA of 3.25/4.00, a departmental grade point average of 3.50/4.00, and satisfactory completion of an advanced original research paper under the supervision of a faculty member of the studentís choosing. Refer to the department handbook for procedures and deadlines.