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Geosciences Departmental Honors

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 To earn Departmental Honors in Geosciences, a student must:

  • Maintain a departmental GPA of 3.30, and an overall GPA of 3.30
  • Fulfill all the requirements for a geology, applied environmental geoscience, or Earth science teaching major.
  • Complete a research project (GEO 4800 or GEO 4970) with a grade of A.
  • Present the project at a national or regional conference, or the Weber State Undergraduate Research Symposium.
  • Volunteer at least 12 hours of community service in a geoscience-related educational outreach program, such as COS Science Saturdays or National Earth Science Week activities.

Students who have not completed their General Education requirements are encouraged to take Honors General Education classes.

How to apply for Departmental Honors in Geosciences:
Students must apply to be awarded departmental honors and be cleared by both the Geosciences Department and the Honors Program.

  1. Complete the entrance application form for Departmental Honors with the departmental advisor and submit it to the Honors Program (2nd floor of the Stewart Library).
  2. Meet the requirements listed above.
  3. Complete the exit application with the departmental advisor.
  4. Visit with Marilyn Diamond, the Honors advisor, to be cleared for graduation with Departmental Honors. (626-7336) mdiamond@weber.edu

Students earning departmental honors will be recognized in the following ways:

  • “Department of Geosciences Honors” designation on the transcript.
  • “Department of Geosciences Honors” printed on the degree diploma.
  • Personalized letter signed by the President of Weber State University and the Honors Director.
  • Invitations to Honors Program educational and social events.
  • Invitation to Honors Nye-Cortez banquet at the end of Fall or Spring semester where students receive their Honors medallion.

For more information, contact:

Dr. Rick Ford Dept. Honors Advisor 626-6942
Ms. Marianne Bischoff Geosciences Dept. Secretary 626-7139
Dr. Judy Elsley Honors Director 626-6801


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