Students who wish to write an honors thesis must have a cumulative average of 3.3 in the major and an overall grade-point average of at least 3.0. They must take one 400-level research seminar and enroll in AMST 498, where they work under the supervision of a faculty advisor. (See the American Studies handbook for complete details.)
Each year the American Studies Program chooses a student with a strong academic record to receive the American Studies Book Award, which is presented at the Honors Convocation.
The American Studies Founder’s Award of $350 is given to a graduating senior in American Studies who has done outstanding work in the program, as attested to by two or more faculty who teach in the program. See the American Studies Undergraduate Handbook for complete details.