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Undergraduate Study

Declaring Honors in the History Major

Qualified students may participate in the departmental honors program, working toward a Bachelor of Arts degree in history "with distinction." The history honors program requires 70 credits of history coursework, including a three-quarter sequence of methodology and independent research. Students must be in residence at the University consecutive spring, fall and winter quarters to complete this sequence.

To declare honors in the History major students must meet these prerequisites before winter quarter of their junior year:

  1. 3.30 University of Washington cumulative G.P.A.
  2. 3.5 history cumulative G.P.A.
  3. At least 10 credits of upper division history coursework (300-400 level) completed in residence at the University of Washington

Additionally, students should have a passion for the subject, a desire to engage in a great deal of independent research and writing, and a committment to be present within the history community.

Students must complete a brief application to the program once these prerequisites have been met. Contact a History Undergraduate Adviser to complete the application. Note that the honors application is separate from the declaration of history as a major.