Honors Program

Honors Program

The Chicana and Chicano Studies honors program provides the opportunity for motivated and dedicated students to undertake a year-long research or creative project with the guidance and supervision of a faculty member. The program is open to all juniors and seniors who have:

  1. – A 3.5 grade-point average in the major
  2. – A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better
  3. – Completed 90 units or more total units, including Chicana and Chicano Studies 10A, 10B, 101, and one course from 89, 89HC, 189, or 189HC.

The application for admission must be submitted in Spring Quarter of the year prior to admission to the program, with the advice and consent of a faculty sponsor. The proposal, research, data collection, analysis of writing of the thesis (or the creative equivalent to this process) take place in Chicana and Chicano Studies 198A, 198B, and 198C, which may not be applied toward the major requirements. An honors thesis of at least 30 pages or a significant creative project is required.

Students who are currently undertaking the optional multidisciplinary senior thesis and who are eligible for the honors program may opt to switch to the honors program (provided it does not delay their progress toward the degree) with the approval of the department.