History (Honors Program)

The departmental Honors Program in History is a complement to--and is intended to be pursued during the junior and senior years after completion of--the university-wide Honors Program in the General Education Program. It is designed to broaden the range and increase the depth of study in the major by providing opportunities for (1) developing advanced analytical and critical thinking skills specific to the discipline, (2) reading extensively and intensively the seminal great books in the field, (3) investigating, conducting research on and defending a topic, thesis, or project, (4) laying the foundation for life-long learning, and (5) developing a sense of belonging in the scholarly community and a commitment to the advancement of knowledge.

ELIGIBILITY: To qualify for admission to the Honors Program in History, students: (1) must have earned a minimum of 56 credits, at least 25 of which must have been earned at Morgan, (2) must have a cumulative average of 3.4 or higher, (3) must have a major average of 3.4 or higher in all required and supporting courses completed for the major, and (4) must file a formal application, be interviewed, and be admitted to the Program by the Department.

To remain in the Departmental Honors Program in History, students: (1) must, once admitted to the Program, complete all remaining courses in the major at Morgan (unless excused from doing so by the Dean), (2) must maintain a major average of 3.4 or higher, (3) and must complete all courses in the Departmental Honors Program with an average of 3.4 or higher.


  • 12 additional hours: 398, 399, 401, 402.
  • In April of the senior year, write and defend a Senior Thesis on a topic approved by the department.
  • Students who complete these requirements will graduate with Departmental Honors, conferred in a ceremony associated with graduation exercises.