Departmental Honors

Wildflowers, Stillwater Pass, Colorado

The Department of Geography and Environmental Studies offers honors for students who have demonstrated high academic achievement. In order to be considered for departmental honors, a student must:

  • have an overall CU GPA of 3.0 or better
  • have a 3.5 or better GPA in GES courses
  • have a research proposal approved by a GES faculty advisor and select a committee of two other faculty
  • enroll in GES 4970 (Honors in Geography)
  • complete an oral exam on a research project

The level of honors will be decided by committee after the completion of the requirements. Three levels of honors are available: Distinction, High Distinction, and Highest Distinction.

Revised 4/6/11