Honors Track - Departmental

Some departments and colleges at WSU offer students the opportunity to receive departmental honors through their major. Departmental honors tracks are currently offered in aerospace engineering, communication sciences and disorders, health management, modern and classical languages and literatures, mathematics, political science and psychology.


To enroll as a candidate for departmental honors, a student must have junior standing and a cumulative grade point average of 3.250 (higher if department requirements so specify).

Program Requirements 

Departmental honors tracks consist of at least 12 credit hours of upper-division coursework, including a senior thesis, senior project, senior recital, or equivalent capstone experience. Each department or college specifies requirements for satisfactory completion of the honors track, but a minimum grade point average of 3.500 for work in the honors track is required.

Students who complete all requirements for departmental honors receive a diploma designation. Up to 3 honors credit hours counted toward the student’s major may be counted toward the minor in university honors. For current information about departmental honors requirements, check individual department information in the Undergraduate Catalog.