Commit to taking five courses
You’ll take two sophomore-year courses in either Political Science or Sociology to gain a foundational understanding of the role and purpose of government, the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and the ways scholars and practitioners have suggested creating a more just and free society. Meet with your advisor for a list of appropriate courses.
You’ll take two courses in your junior year and one in your senior year. These courses will prepare you to research contemporary policy issues. You will learn to formulate a strong research question, write a literature review, collect and organize data, and write a prospectus. In your senior year, you will work with faculty members and experts from outside the university on your thesis.
All courses in the Certificate in Applied Research and Inquiry (CARI) count toward the General Honors Notation from the Hutton Honors College and the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs Honors Notation.