Honors in Anthropology
In addition to the regular requirements for a major in anthropology, honors students pursuing either the B.A. or the B.S. conduct an independent research project that culminates in a 30-50 page thesis. The project includes completion of ANTH:4995 Honors Research Seminar, offered only fall semesters, and registration for ANTH:4996 Honors Research, typically the next semester. They also must take one of their anthropology courses at the graduate level. To graduate with honors, students must have a g.p.a. of at least 3.50 in anthropology and an overall UI g.p.a. of 3.33 as required by CLAS (https://clas.uiowa.edu/faculty/honors-major/honors-in-major). For more information about honors in anthropology, contact the department’s honors advisor, Margaret Beck.
Students pursuing the B.S. can count their directed research project or laboratory practicum towards the semester hours needed to complete honors requirements, but meeting the research requirement by itself does not meet the honors requirement. Students must work with their honors thesis advisor to structure their research so that it meets the added requirements of honors work.