Candidates for honors must graduate with a grade point average of at least 3.2 overall, and an average of at least 3.5 in courses counted toward the major.
To receive honors, the candidate must demonstrate mastery of the course of study he or she has followed, have written a thesis of highest quality, have presented it publically in a manner that is sophisticated and speaks to all members of the audience, and defended it before faculty with distinction. Honors in the CIS is a true mark of distinction and is thus necessarily rare. Final decisions concerning honors will be made by the Director, after consultation with faculty advisors and the Center Advisory Board faculty. Announcement of honors is made only after all honors candidates have defended their theses, normally at the Center Banquet in late April.
Archiving the Thesis
See information on the library webpages about thesis archives. Arrangements can be made for copies to be bound at personal expense by an outside vendor.