Graduation with Distinction

For Cultural Anthropology Majors

The department offers an intensive and personalized graduation with distinction program to qualified seniors. Admission to the program requires:

  • 3.0 GPA overall and a 3.3 grade point average in the major, both of which must be maintained to graduation
  • Enrollment in the senior seminars, Cultural Anthropology 489S and Cultural Anthropology 499S, in the fall and spring of their senior year, where they will learn about research methods and prepare a thesis
  • Senior thesis on a topic of a student’s own choice in close collaboration with members of the Cultural Anthropology faculty is required.

Qualified juniors will be notified each year by the director of undergraduate studies about their eligibility.

Graduation with Distinction is also available for Double Majors and Interdepartmental Majors.