The Honors program consists of a thesis based on original research conducted over the course of the senior year and written and oral exams conducted by a scholar from institutions beyond Oberlin on a student's honors-related coursework in the Politics Department.
Eligible juniors selected in mid-year by the Politics Department are invited to apply for admission to honors. Admission is conditional upon submission by the end of the spring semester of an appropriate writing sample and a detailed statement of interest. During the senior year, honors candidates will work closely with a thesis advisor and also participate in an honors seminar in both the fall and spring semesters.
A full description of the Honors program is available in the Politics Department office.