Three prizes are awarded to top-performing, graduating senior Political Science majors, selected by department faculty, at the conclusion of the academic year.
The Colwell Prize awarded to the graduating Political Science major who has demonstrated academic excellence in the area of American politics. A modest cash prize is attached.
The Frederick John Wiley Award is given to the student who has demonstrated academic excellence in the area of International Relations. A modest cash prize is attached.
Selected and given by the David Boies Endowed Chair in Government, Dr. Art Svenson, this award goes to the students or student who has established an outstanding academic record in the area of Constitutional Law. A modest cash prize is attached.
For seniors; Fall deadline for thesis prospectus, Spring deadline for completed thesis or portfolio
Only students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher in the major are eligible for honors; please see your advisor to discuss your intentions. Eligible students may earn honors by completing a thesis, and the proposal or prospectus must be submitted to the department for review in fall (watch your email for deadlines). Upon approval a committee will be assigned. If at any point the committee determines the student is not progressing adequately or if the student’s GPA drops below 3.5, thesis approval may be revoked. Honors are awarded at the discretion of the committee upon completion of the thesis and an oral examination. A portfolio option is also available: requirements include summative essays, polished representative work from different Political Science subfields, and an oral examination.
Submission deadline: March or April.
Win $500! You've already produced research papers for your courses, using creative and diligent research practices to gather primary and secondary evidence to support your (hypo)theses. Share that work. For more information visit: http://libguides.redlands.edu/ALURA