Honors in Media, Culture, and Communication

Undertaking the Honors Program in Media, Culture, and Communication is an exciting but demanding opportunity for students with outstanding academic records and a serious intellectual curiosity about the discipline. The program prepares and guides students to pursue original, independent research under the supervision of a full-time faculty member during the senior year. Producing an honors thesis is a challenging academic experience that can reap many benefits, including close mentorship from a faculty member, the opportunity to further explore a specific intellectual question or issue that piques your curiosity, and the development of strong research, writing, and critical thinking skills that can strengthen your portfolio in graduate school or professional settings. A program of this caliber often represents the most defining and culminating experience of one's undergraduate study and can synthesize the knowledge developed over the course of the major.


Although the honors program demands the greatest amount of work during the senior year, planning should begin in the junior year. A general timeline for participation in the program is listed below.

Junior Year

April, Junior Year

Summer between Junior/Senior Years

Fall, Senior Year

Spring, Senior Year

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