The department may recommend that a major should be awarded Latin Honors, which are conferred along with the Bachelor of Arts degree at Commencement. 

Although every major must pass the Senior Departmental Honors course(s), a recommendation for Latin Honors is not needed to fulfill the requirements of the major. 

Successful completion of the Senior Departmental Honors course(s), even at a high level, does not automatically result in a recommendation for Latin Honors.

The department bases a recommendation for Latin Honors on an evaluation of the quality of the senior project and written thesis, the student's academic record in all Theater and Dance courses, and the quality, scope, and collaborative effectiveness of studio and departmental production work done by the student during the student's time at Amherst. 

While the Theater and Dance Faculty may recommend a student for Latin Honors, final determination and approval of Latin Honors rests with the Faculty of the College. Certain overall college grade-point average requirements apply. A student may be awarded a lower level of honors than that recommended by the department. For more information on the College's eligibility requirements for a degree with Latin Honors, please click here.