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Honors

The Undergraduate Program in Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity offers students the opportunity to pursue honors by way of writing an Honors Thesis.

Honors Opportunities

Honors

Students who major in any of the five programs in the CSRE Family of Programs can pursue honors in their particular major.

Majors who wish to pursue honors in CSRE, or in their respective program, must submit a completed Honors Application to the CSRE Student Services Specialist by mid May of their junior year.

Photo of CSRE Student receiving a cord indicating Honors in Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity

To be eligible for Honors, students must have a 3.5 gpa or above in the major and a 3.3 cumulative gpa.

Interdisciplinary Honors

Students who minor in one of the programs in the CSRE Family of Programs can apply for Interdisciplinary Honors and, upon completion of their thesis, receive Interdisciplinary Honors in Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity.

The Interdisciplinary Honors program in CSRE is even open to students who are neither a major or minor in one of our programs!

Students interested in pursuing Interdisciplinary Honors submit a completed Undergraduate Honors Program for Non Majors application to the CSRE Student Services Specialist by mid May of their junior year.

To be eligible, the student must have a 3.5 or above gpa in their major, and a 3.3 cumulative gpa.


Honors Requirements & Expectations

For Majors

Photo of CSRE Honors Student presenting their research and findings at the CSRE Honors Thesis Colloquium.

Majors who have been approved to write an Honors Thesis take CSRE 200X for 5 units in autumn of their senior year - this fulfills the Writing in the Major (WIM) requirement.

 

The student may then continue to earn units for their thesis by taking CSRE 200Y and CSRE 200Z, in winter and spring, respectively. Students will then have 10 units to distribute between the two courses as they see fit (e.g. 2 units then 8 units, 5 units and 5 units, etc.). Units earned for work on an Honor’s Thesis, with the exception of CSRE 200X, do not count toward the major, but will count toward the total 180 required to graduate.

To earn full credit for your work, the final honors thesis submitted must earn a grade of B+ or above, as evaluated by the students' Primary Thesis Advisor and Secondary Reader.

In spring, Honors Thesis writers present their research and findings at the CSRE Honors Thesis Colloquium.

For Non Majors

Students who have been approved to write an Honors Thesis through the Interdisciplinary Honors Program must, prior to graduating, take CSRE 196C – Introduction to CSRE, and one more CSRE Core or Foundational course.

Photo of CSRE Honors Student presenting their research and findings at the CSRE Honors Thesis Colloquium.

For students pursuing Interdisciplinary Honors in CSRE, the full 200 series (200X, 200Y, 200Z; in autumn, winter, spring, respectively) is mandatory. Students must take CSRE 200X for 5 units, and then will have 10 total units to distribute between 200Y and 200Z as they see fit (e.g. 2 units then 8 units, 5 units and 5 units, etc.).

 

To earn full credit for your work, the final honors thesis submitted must earn a grade of B+ or above, as evaluated by the students' Primary Thesis Advisor and Secondary Reader.

In spring, Honors Thesis writers present their research and findings at the CSRE Honors Thesis Colloquium.


Honors Preparation

Students, whether interested in pursuing CSRE Honors as a major or Interdisciplinary Honors as a non-major, are encouraged to take CSRE 199 - Preparation for Senior Thesis during winter quarter of their junior year. This course will aid students in the development of a research project, as well as a UAR Major Grant proposal that can be submitted to UAR for students to receive funding for research they wish to conduct during the summer between junior and senior year.

Students are also encouraged to enroll in Bing Honors College, which takes place in September prior to the start of their senior year. Bing Honors College provides students a guided opportunity to focus solely on the writing of their honors thesis while working closely with a CSRE affiliated faculty member.


If you are interested in pursuing Honors in CSRE and/or have questions about the CSRE Honors or Interdisciplinary Honors program, please see our Honors Applications and feel free to reach out to CSRE Student Services Specialist, Jordan Gray, at jlgray@stanford.edu to schedule a meeting.