English majors with an overall GPA of least 3.5 and a GPA of at least 3.75 in English classes that count towards the major at UGA may work towards Departmental Honors by fulfilling all of the following criteria:
- completing an Area of Emphasis within the English major
- producing an excellent, 25-30 page piece of work for an Advanced Writing class (ENGL 4830 or 4831) or a senior seminar (ENGL 4995) or a Directed Reading or Undergraduate Thesis in English
- presenting work at, or organizing, an approved local, regional, national or international Undergraduate Conference (such as CURO; Women's Studies; Sigma Tau Delta)
"Departmental Honors" will appear on qualifying students' transcripts, but not on their diplomas.