The Department of History offers a honors program for students who wish to research and write a thesis during the course of their senior year.
Requirements to apply include: HIST 4000 Introduction to Historical Research, a history GPA of 3.5 or above, and a thesis advisor. Before filling out this application, please review the honors information packet, and talk with a Thesis Advisor.
Applications are accepted on the 15th of May in your Junior year. Enrollment in HIST 4001 Honors Guidance will happen after your application has been reviewed and approved.
Please provide the course number, title, semester, and grade for all Cornell History courses taken for the history major.
Please provide the course number, title, semester, and grade for any other courses taken for the history major (transfer credits).
Please provide a brief statement of your major interests in History.
Please upload a transcript and writing sample using the Box upload link below. If you do not have a copy of your transcript, you can request that one be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org through the Registrar's Office.
Be sure the files you upload contain your full name and "transcript" and "writing sample" in the filename.
Upload documents here.
ATTENTION Your acceptance into History's Honors requires the approval of your thesis advisor. Before you submit this application, please request that your thesis advisor email their approval to email@example.com.