This program is open to junior and senior anthropology majors with outstanding academic records. Graduation with departmental distinction is designated on the diploma of those who successfully complete the program. To earn departmental distinction, a student must:
Eligible students will be admitted to the distinction track upon recommendation of the Director of Undergraduate Studies in consultation with the faculty member who has agreed to chair the distinction committee and oversee the student's research and writing. Students must complete the application for distinction and submit it to the Director of Undergraduate Studies by the end of the first week of the semester in which the student begins the distinction project.
The faculty advisor must approve the paper to be presented to the orals committee and copies of the paper must be delivered to members of the committee at least two weeks in advance of the scheduled oral examination date. A copy of the final paper must be filed with the Administrative Assistant in the Department of Anthropology.