Undergraduate

Department Honors Program

In order to graduate with honors in Political Science at UB, a Political Science major must satisfy two requirements. He or she must have:

(1.) received a grade of B or better in one of the following courses: 

              PSC 490 Honors Seminar,

              PSC 492 Pre-Law Honors Seminar, 

              PSC 495 Senior Seminar,

              PSC 497 Honors Thesis,

              or (with the permission of the instructor) any graduate seminar

and

(2.) have a Department GPA of over 3.25.

Political Science majors receiving a grade of at least B in the above courses and graduating with a GPA of at least 3.25 but less than 3.50 will be designated as graduating with Honors.

Political Science majors receiving a grade of at least B in the above courses and graduating with a GPA of at least 3.50 but less than 3.75 will be designated as graduating with High Honors.

Political Science majors receiving a grade of at least B in the above courses and graduating with a GPA of over 3.75 will be designated as graduating with Highest Honors.

Those honor graduates completing a thesis will be so designated, as in High Honors (with thesis).

If you meet these qualifications, you should contact the Political Science office before your graduation to be sure that your achievement is duly recorded and recognized.