Students who wish to pursue honors in the Chemistry major must fulfill three criteria:
- They must have a Minimum GPA of 3.40 in all classes pertaining to the major, including math and physics. Alternatively, they may petition the department for special dispensation based on unusual circumstances.
- Complete at a minimum one summer or two semesters of research with at least one faculty member. At least one of the mentors must be present on campus during the expected date of defense.
- Satisfy the expectations of the department with respect to the quality of the honors proposal, oral defense, and the honors thesis.