History majors with a record of high achievement have the opportunity to participate in the Honors Program in History. Eligible students will receive invitations to the program in the first semester of their junior year. Participation in the program is by invitation only and is based in part on the number of history courses taken to that point and the grade point averages in those courses.
Students accepted into the Honors Program in History must complete the following:
- HST 359, Junior Honors Colloquium (3). Ordinarily taken in the second semester of the junior year. Students planning on studying abroad that semester should consult with the History Honors Advisor for alternative ways of completing this requirement. This course counts towards required upper-level courses for the History Major.
- HST 400.7, Honors Senior Capstone Seminar (3). Ordinarily taken in the first semester of the senior year. Fulfills the departmental and Miami Plan capstone requirement.
- HST 480, Independent Study (1-3 credit hours). Ordinarily taken in the second semester of the senior year with the senior thesis advisor. Counts toward upper-level courses for the History Major, but NOT for the required 400-level course.
The departmental Honors Advisor, with the agreement of the Undergraduate Studies Committee, can approve alternate ways of meeting departmental honors requirements. Students wishing to explore individualized arrangements should contact Tatiana Seijas. This program is not to be confused with the University Honors Program.
History Honors Advisor Tatiana Seijas can also provide information on the history honorary society, Phi Alpha Theta.