The department will compute honors on the following basis:
- senior thesis - 35%
- junior independent work - 15% (fall 7.5%; spring 7.5%)
- departmental courses - 45%
- comprehensive examination - 5%.
The proportion of concentrators receiving honors varies from year to year. In recent years approximately 5% of the graduating class received Highest Honors, 13% received High Honors, and 17% received Honors.