Information on the general College requirements for the Honors Program is located in the College Catalog.


Students must have an overall 3.50-grade point average (Note that participation in the Honors Seminar/French 490 only requires a 3.5 GPA in French)

Students must obtain the approval of both the Director of Undergraduate Studies and the faculty member who will direct the Honors Thesis.


(a) One graduate course in French OR French 490

(b) Two semesters of Honors Directed Studies
French 495A (Research)
French 495B (Writing)
Only French 495A will count towards the major

(c) Successful completion of the Honors Thesis

(d) Successful completion of an oral exam covering Honors work. 
This exam will be given during the final semester of Honor's program. The panel of three examiners is chosen by the student's Honors advisor and shall include one examiner from outside the department.

Graduation with Honors (3.50 GPA minimum)

The degree of Honors (Honors, cum laude; High Honors magna cum laude; or Highest Honors, summa cum laude) will be decided by the examiners in accordance with College policy (see College catalog for details)

Presentation of the Thesis

The original of the Honors Thesis will be deposited in Woodruff Library. For deadline, please see the Academic Calendar.

Other Honors:

The Mrs. B. R. Bray Prize is offered annually for the year's best work in French.