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:

Alex Kurczaba

Associate Professor & 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

RUSS 499

Independent Study





Both semesters of capstone


Requirements for Departmental/College/Major honors:

Departmental Distinction requires a 3.50/4.00 GPA in all department lower-division courses and a 3.75/4.00 GPA in all department upper-division courses taken.


Department/College Presentation Options (e.g. research days):


Other departmental requirements or tips (Please list any major-specific information that will help us to guide students completing the capstone project. Feel free to add links to information on your website, as well.):