The Department of Anthropology offers an honors program in anthropology to the superior anthropology student who desires a more intensive approach to and knowledge of the discipline, a deeper understanding of research skills, and an opportunity for original criticism and analysis. To be eligible a student must:
(a) have the approval of the Department Chair;
(b) be an anthropology major;
(c) have attained at least junior standing;
(d) have completed successfully ANTH 1100 , ANTH 1200 , and one upper-division anthropology course;
(e) have maintained a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 in overall studies;
(f) have maintained a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.25 in anthropology;
(g) have completed four honors courses in anthropology (at least one of which must be an independent study culminating in a research paper/thesis or research report) and a minimum of six hours in honors courses outside anthropology. Those students who complete the program and the regular college requirements will be recognized at the commencement ceremony by having their degree conferred, “With Honors in Anthropology.” Moreover the student’s diploma and the record at the University of Memphis will reflect this accomplishment. Details of the program are available at the Department of Anthropology office.