Major Hours and Major GPA
While completing all required courses, majors must also meet each of the following hour and grade-point average minimum standards:
Satisfied by 31 hours of major courses
Major Hours in Residence:
Satisfied by a minimum of 12 hours of KU resident credit in the major
Major Junior/Senior Hours:
Satisfied by a minimum of 31 hours from junior/senior courses (300+) in the major
Major Junior/Senior Graduation GPA:
Satisfied by a minimum of a 2.0 KU GPA in junior/senior courses (300+) in the major. GPA calculations include all junior/senior courses in the field of study including Fs and repeated courses. See the Semester/Cumulative GPA Calculator ».
The department awards honors to undergraduates who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement. Students should consult with their EALC advisor and make their intentions known in writing before the final undergraduate semester, preferably during the junior year. The candidate must achieve a minimum overall grade-point average of 3.25, with a minimum of 3.5 in the major, and complete EALC 499 with a grade of B or higher. In EALC 499, the student writes an honors thesis under the supervision of a faculty member. Two faculty members evaluate the thesis, to determine if departmental honors shall be awarded to the candidate.