Students wishing to prepare an Honors project must have achieved an overall GPA of at least 3.2 and a GPA in the major of at least 3.4. The student must also have senior standing and have completed at least seven courses in the major. A student who qualifies for Honors will, working with a faculty member, present a research proposal to a department honors committee for approval. The student will also enroll in ENVSCI 498. The department Honors Committee (3 persons) will decide on the quality of the final paper and whether it qualifies for honors, after the student has presented a final project.