Qualified and highly motivated students may complete an honors thesis in Political Science. These students need to inform the Department Chair of their interest in the spring of their Junior Year. Students doing an Honors Thesis must have a Political Science GPA of 3.5 and an overall GPA of 3.4. This program involves a full year, two course sequence: POLS 490: Research Design and POLS 491: Political Science Honors Thesis. Students doing honors theses will have a 37 hour major.