The Honors Program

In addition to the courses required for a rite major, candidates for the honors of distinction and high distinction in German Literature or German Studies must complete German 498 and present a thesis on a topic chosen in consultation with an advisor in the Department. The aim of Honors work in German is

(1) To consolidate general knowledge of the history and development of German language, culture, and history;

About the Major

Biology majors at Amherst study introductory Biology, Chemistry,and Math, Statistics, and/or Physics, and then have a wide choice of upper-level Biology courses to fulfill the major. Many Biology majors choose to do a senior honors research project culminating in a thesis and graduation with departmental honors in Biology.

Amherst graduates who majored in Biology usually go on to graduate or professional school, and have careers in such fields as medicine, research, teaching, or the business world.

Class of 2006

 

Aditya Bhave, The Military: A 'Strangelovian' Arm of the State (2006) [Advisor: Christopher Kingston]

David Gottlieb, Grading, Class Selection, and Work in Theory and Practice at Amherst (2006) [Advisor: Geoffrey Woglom]

Honors Requirements for Political Science

Honors Requirements

Students who wish to be considered for graduation with Departmental Honors in Political Science must have an A- cumulative average or higher after six semesters.  Prospective applicants should consult with members of the Department during their junior year to define a suitable Honors project and to determine whether a member of the Department competent to act as an advisor will be available to do so.

Infomation for Black Studies Majors

Black Studies provides an interdisciplinary exploration of the histories and cultures of Black peoples in Africa and around the world. Students interested in majoring in Black Studies should aim to take BLST 111, 200 and 300—the three core Black Studies courses—normally before the end of their sophomore year. Majors must complete the core courses before the final semester of the senior year.