Students have the opportunity to graduate with honors in the major in Classical Languages or Ancient Civilization, regardless of or in combination with their standing with the Honors Program. Honors in the major is separate from the Honors Program. Honors in the major students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 3.50 in their first three years of Classics courses. Additionally, a minimum UI cumulative g.p.a. of 3.33 at the time of graduation is required by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. They must complete two consecutive courses in honors reading with a Classics faculty member, earning 3 s.h. of credit for each course. Honors work may be done in a student’s fourth year, or spring of the third year and fall of the fourth year. The readings and discussions must be on an ancient author or a field in ancient history, literature, or archaeology chosen by the student and the instructor. At the end of the second semester, the student will present a substantial research project, which is evaluated for honors by two members of the department.
University of Iowa Honors Program
In addition to honors in the major, students may pursue honors study and activities through membership in the University of Iowa Honors Program. University honors students must maintain a 3.33 g.p.a., complete 12 s.h. of coursework designated as honors courses, and complete 12 s.h. of an experiential learning project. Visit Honors at Iowa to learn about the University's honors program.
NOTE: Membership in the UI Honors Program is not required to earn honors in the classics major.