Latin American Studies majors who have completed 75 credits (a minimum of 15 in Latin American Studies, 6 of which must have been taken at Mason) with an overall minimum GPA of 3.50 and a minimum GPA of 3.50 in the major may apply to pursue advanced work leading to graduation with honors in the major. The application consists of a transcript, a recommendation from one member of the LAS faculty, and a brief description of a proposed research project.
Once accepted into the program, students pursuing honors in the major complete a two-course sequence LAS 491 and 499 (an honors section), which must be taken in successive semesters. In this sequence, students complete an advanced research project under the guidance of a faculty member.
To graduate with honors in the major, students must earn a minimum GPA of 3.5 in the honors courses.