Honors in the Major

"I strongly encourage all high-achieving and motivated underclassmen to take this opportunity to perform exciting research and develop many of the key skills needed in the professional arenas such as analysis, writing, and presenting." 

Dawit B. Tegbaru, Global Affairs '14

Honors in the Major

The opportunity to graduate with honors in Global Affairs is open to exceptional students with an interest in researching global issues. To be eligible, you must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 with at least 60 credits completed. Once accepted, you will take a two-semester course sequence. In GLOA 491 (Fall semester) you will learn interdisciplinary research methods by focusing on a contemporary global issue. In GLOA 492 (Spring semester), you will produce your own research on a topic of your choice while working closely with your faculty mentor. Honors students have done exciting research on an array of topics ranging from human- and narco-trafficking, microfinance, to transitional justice and human rights. Honors students are closely mentored by the GLOA faculty and encouraged to present their work at public events and conferences.

Benefits of Honors in the Major

As a Global Affairs Honors Student, you will:

  • Reinforce and apply knowledge gained in your core and concentration courses
  • Develop your research, writing and presentational skills
  • Create close relationships with fellow Honors students and engage your intellectual curiosity by collaborating with faculty members on research projects
  • Participate in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium
  • Identify graduate school interests, clarify career goals, and add credentials to your resume
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