Students may become candidates for honors in their fields of concentration at the invitation of their major departments or advisors at the end of their junior years.  Candidates for honors complete at least two semesters of special or independent work beyond the usual departmental requirements and an oral examination on their work.  Most students will fulfill this requirement with two semesters of Senior Thesis (Individual Research 500) in their senior year.  Candidates must also have an average of B+ (3.33) in all courses in the major and an overall average of B (3.0).