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Bachelor of Arts in Women's and Gender Studies with Departmental Honors

Majors who plan to seek special honors in women’s and gender studies should apply to the honors adviser or undergraduate adviser for admission to the honors program no later than two semesters before they expect to graduate; the applicant must be recommended by the faculty member who will supervise the honors work. A University grade point average of at least 3.00 and a grade point average in women’s and gender studies of at least 3.50 are required for admission. The requirements for graduation with special honors, which are in addition to the requirements for the major, are

  1. Women's and Gender Studies 679H, Honors Tutorial Course, with a grade of at least A- in each half
  2. Satisfactory performance on a comprehensive oral examination centered on the thesis completed in Women's and Gender Studies 679H, Honors Tutorial Course
  3. A University grade point average of at least 3.00 and a grade point average of at least 3.50 in the coursework required for the major and for honors
  4. Completion in residence at the University of at least 60 semester hours of coursework counted toward the degree

Students will work one-on-one with a faculty member over the course of two semesters to complete an hours thesis, in addition to completing all other requirements for a WGS major.

The proposal and approval form for the WGS 679 HA and HB Thesis Honors Tutorial Courses is available. Download the form here (pdf). 

Liberal Arts Honors supports students pursuing Departmental Honors.  Instructions for applying for research funds are listed online: http://liberalarts.utexas.edu/lahonors/scholarships/lah/additional-funding.php#Additional Funding
Students should email LAH when they submit an application to confirm submission.

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    The University of Texas at Austin
    Burdine Hall 536
    2505 University Avenue, A4900
    Austin, Texas 78712
    512-471-5765