Honors Program

Qualified undergraduates may enroll for 6 semester hours of directed honors research and writing, completing an honors thesis in their senior year (these 6 hours are in addition to the 30 hours required for the major). 

Accepted students enroll in HIST 403 for 3 credits in the Fall of their senior year and in HIST 404 for 3 credits in the Spring of their senior year.

Limited financial assistance is available to conduct related research during the summer between the junior and senior year for all students accepted into the Honors Program.


How to apply for the History Honors Program

For further information concerning the scope of the honors program and details on how to prepare an application, please download the official department description


Please contact hist@rice.edu for more information, including application times and deadlines.