Jul 02, 2022  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Website https://www.umb.edu/academics/cla/history
Office McCormack Hall, 4th Floor, Room 623
Department Chair Timothy Hacsi, PhD
  McCormack Hall, 4th Floor, Room 634

Departmental Honors

To be eligible for the History Department’s honors program, a student must have:

  • Completed all the core requirements for graduation in the College of Liberal Arts by the end of the junior year
  • Completed two semesters of Western Civilization, two semesters of the U.S. Survey, and four other courses, of which one must be a Research and Method seminar (HIST 480 or HIST 481)
  • Achieved a university cumulative average of 3.0 and a 3.3 cumulative average in history courses through the junior year

A student who wishes to write an honors thesis should seek out a supervisor willing to direct the honors thesis. After receiving the approval of a supervisor, the student must apply in writing to the undergraduate studies committee for admission to the honors program, preferably before beginning the student’s senior year.

An honors candidate enrolls in HIST 490 (Honors Thesis), usually in the second semester of the senior year, under the direction of his or her supervisor. The honors thesis is a research paper, generally 40-60 pages in length. Acceptance of the thesis by two of the three members of a readers’ committee is required for honors.

The requirements for receiving a diploma with honors in history are:

  • Satisfactory completion of all university and department requirements for graduation
  • A 3.0 cumulative average for all university courses and a 3.3 cumulative average in all history courses through the senior year
  • Satisfactory completion of the senior honors thesis as outlined above




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