The Department of History encourages eligible students to undertake an undergraduate thesis which, if successfully defended, earns the student the Research Distinction designation. Non-honors students must complete a minimum of 60 graded hours at Ohio State, submit an application at least one term before graduation, complete at least four semester credit hours of History 4999, successfully defend the thesis, and be graduated with at least a 3.0 overall GPA.
Honors students must submit a thesis application to the ASC Honors Office, complete at least four semester credit hours of History 4999H, successfully defend the thesis and be graduated with at least a 3.4 overall GPA. Questions should be directed to your ASC honors advisor.
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