Students who demonstrate exceptional scholarship are recommended for honors in the concentration. DS students do not have to apply for honors.
Honors will not be awarded by the University retroactively. Therefore, students who do not complete their required work on schedule will not be able to receive honors, even if all requirements are completed at a later time.
In addition to graduating with honors, students who receive their degree in Development Studies may be recommended to the Dean of the College to receive special prizes upon graduation, typically consisting of modest monetary awards. These recommendations are made by the DS Advisory Committee on the basis of (1) an evaluation of the overall work of the students in the concentration (especially in the senior seminar), and (2) DS related extracurricular activities.
Theses considered for a grade of "A" must follow these guidelines: