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:

Earth and Environmental Sciences


DUGS Name & Contact Information:

Professor Roy Plotnick

Director of Undergraduate Studies


Major Advisor Name & Contact Information:



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

EAES 396

Independent Research





Second semester of capstone


Requirements for Departmental/College/Major honors:

To be recommended for graduation with Departmental Distinction, a student must have a GPA in mathematics and science courses of 3.20/4.00 or better, 3.50/4.00 or better for High Distinction, and 3.70/4.00 or better for Highest Distinction as well as superior performance in EAES 396—Independent Research.