Honors in Leadership Studies
The Jepson School faculty offers a track by which students with a proven academic record of intellectual initiative and scholarly drive can earn honors in leadership studies. The faculty invites interested students to apply for the honors track. The deadline for this application is October 1 of the student's junior year. To qualify, a student must be a leadership studies major, hold at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA and at least a 3.30 leadership studies GPA, and have earned a B or higher in at least four leadership studies courses. The application form is available for qualified juniors from the associate dean for academic affairs.
Once accepted to the honors track, in order to receive honors in leadership studies, a student must:
Enroll in LDST 399 Junior Honors Tutorial, for spring semester of junior year.
Submit a five-page proposal and preliminary bibliography to be accepted by the course instructor and a Jepson faculty thesis advisor.
Enroll in LDST 497 and LDST 498, Senior Honors Thesis I and II, during senior year.
Successfully present one chapter, bibliography, and chapter-by-chapter outline of thesis to the student's committee by the last day of classes in the fall semester of senior year.
Successfully defend thesis before the student's committee by the last day of classes in the spring semester of senior year.
Complete undergraduate program with at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA and at least a 3.30 leadership studies GPA.
Students in the honors track must complete all aspects of the standard Jepson curriculum. LDST 497 and LDST 498 can count for a maximum of one unit of advanced course credit.