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History Honors

History students in all options have the opportunity of graduating with History honors by fulfilling the requirements below:

  • Submit a formal application;
  • Meet all program and major graduation requirements;
  • Retain a 3.5 cumulative UWT GPA in upper-division coursework at the time of application and at the time of graduation;
  • Maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA in all History (HIST/THIST) courses;
  • Earn a minimum grade of 3.5 in THIST 498 History Capstone;
  • Write a “Senior Honors Thesis” in the Capstone course and read a version of the thesis in a scholarly venue;

Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Honors

IAS seniors may apply to graduate “with honors” in IAS. To begin the process, students should talk to an IAS staff or faculty advisor. The IAS honors option is different from, but can be pursued alongside, other UW Tacoma honors distinctions such as baccalaureate and faculty honors and various honor societies.

To qualify to graduate with honors in IAS, a student must:

Have earned a 3.7 cumulative GPA at the time of application and at graduation.

  • Submit a formal application to the IAS office.
  • Meet all program and major or concentration graduation requirements.
  • Write a graded senior honors thesis (10 credits, typically over two quarters—research the first quarter, writing the second). The honor thesis is to be arranged between the student and any full-time IAS faculty member.

Law and Policy Honors

Law and Policy students have the option of graduating with Law and Policy honors by fulfilling the requirements below:

  • Students must have earned a 3.5 cumulative GPA at the time of application and at the time of graduation;
  • Students must submit a formal application for Law and Policy Honors to the Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences office (WCG 424);
  • Students must meet all program and degree requirements;
  • Writing Requirement for Law and Policy Honors (student must fulfill one option listed below):
  • Students must have taken TWRT 211 Argument and Research in Writing or a 300 or 400-level TWRT course and earned at least a 3.0 in that class
  • In addition to meeting the Law & Policy capstone requirement, students must take an additional section of TPOL S 480 Politics, Philosophy, and Economics Seminar and have earned at least a 3.5 in this class.

Politics, Philosophy and Economic Honors

PPE students have the option of graduating with PPE honors by fulfilling the requirements below:

  • Students must have earned a 3.5 cumulative GPA at the time of application and at the time of graduation;
  • Students must submit a formal application for PPE Honors to the Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences office (WCG 424);
  • Students must meet all program and degree requirements;
  • Writing Requirement for PPE Honors (student must fulfill one option listed below):
  • Students must have taken TWRT 211 Argument and Research in Writing or a 300 or 400-level TWRT course and earned at least a 3.0 in that class
  • In addition to meeting the PPE capstone requirement, students must take an additional section of TPOL S 480 Politics, Philosophy, and Economics Seminar and have earned at least a 3.5 in this class.