The political science department offers an honors program for those students who have done distinguished work in their political science classes. This program should be of particular interest to students who are considering graduate studies in political science or related fields. Those who are accepted into the political science honors program will take two thesis supervision courses in their senior year and write a substantial thesis under the guidance of one of our faculty. At the conclusion of their senior year candidates for department honors present and defend their thesis in an open forum. Unlike the College Honors program, which requires students to take honors seminars outside of their major in addition to writing a thesis, the political science honors program is focused solely on writing a thesis.