Department of History

The Outstanding Undergraduate Student award is decided and awarded each spring semester at the LAS Awards Ceremony, as well as at the History Department awards ceremony/celebration. The department as a whole collectively selects recipients based on a combination of overall GPA, quality of senior thesis, and external recognition of quality of work (such as presentations at local or nationally recognized history conferences), quality of in-class participation, record of student leadership and responsibility, and, when relevant, special considerations (such as personal obstacles overcome).