The department's honors program affords students the opportunity to learn how to put together a major research paper. It is necessary to have a minimum grade point average of 3.5, both overall and in the upper-division requirements for the major, to apply for admission to the honors program. The program consists of enrolling in 2-4 units in the Linguistics Honors (H195) course for 2 continuous semesters, normally in the student's final year. Under the direction of a faculty member, students carry out research and submit a thesis critically summarizing the material that has been covered. The deadline for submitting theses is the Monday of the 13th week of classes of the semester in which the thesis is submitted. Students who finish in the Spring semester will have an opportunity to present their research at a department colloquium at the end of the semester.