- Admission to the honors program in the Department of Geology requires completion of GLY 2250 (Evolution of the Earth lecture and lab) and a minimum grade-point average, both overall and in the major, of 3.40.
- To graduate with "honors in geology," a student must have a minimum grade point average of 3.45, overall and in geology, and must take a total of nine semester hours of geology with honors at the 2000 level or above with a grade of "B" or better in each course.
- The required honors thesis in geology is the three-credit course GLY 4510 (Senior Honors Thesis). The Geology Honors Thesis must be approved by two readers, with the thesis director from the Department of Geology, in order to graduate with honors in geology.
Note that graduating with Honors in Geology is not the same as graduating with University Honors, which requires completion of specific coursework through the University Honors Program.