Academic Honors Program

An enhanced media curriculum

The Academic Honors Program provides top-performing students the opportunity to challenge themselves academically and graduate with a departmental honors notation.

Each spring, the dean invites approximately 25 rising juniors with the strongest academic records to join the program. Admission is by invitation only. There is no application, referral/recommendation or other procedures to be considered for the Academic Honors program — it is based solely on cumulative GPA.

Honors seminars

Complete a minimum of two Media School honors seminars with a grade of B or better

Senior thesis

Complete a senior thesis or creative project during your final semester, under the guidance of a faculty member

Apply for your senior thesis

Academic excellence

Demonstrate strong performance in Media School courses and maintain an excellent overall GPA throughout your college career


Contact Dave Groobert, director of the honors program.