International Studies offers an honors track for eligible INST majors who are in their senior year. It is an opportunity for motivated and capable INST students to design and complete individual research projects that will further their goals and sharpen their research, analytical, and writing skills.
If you have studied abroad, your honors project should involve your study-abroad country significantly. Exceptions to this expectation must be justified by the applicant and authorized by the INST Faculty.
I loved being able to shape the course to what I wanted to learn about, but I also really enjoyed hearing about what my classmates were passionate about.Andrew Orita INST Honors Alumni
Honors Program Sequence:
INST 4901 replaces INST 4900 for students in the INST Honors Program.
Honors Program Requirements:
Interested in learning more about the type of work that INST Honors students do? You can see their project titles or download their theses from this list in the library website.
Following are the details for eligibility and degree requirements as well as the application process:
*If your GPA falls between 3.3 and 3.5 at the time of application, you may be accepted to the honors program conditionally. Full acceptance will require raising your GPA to 3.5 by the end of FQ of your senior year.
Application: Eligible and interested students should submit an application in early Fall of senior year. Applications should be turned into Dr. Andolina by e-mail attachment. A downloadable copy of the form can be found here: INST Honors Application.
Questions?: If you are interested in applying and want to know more about the program, please contact Dr. Robert Andolina (INST Honors Program Coordinator)
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