• Research Experience

    Achieving University Honors requires that students participate in the wide range of undergraduate research (or creative) experiences that Hamline offers and values (minimum 250 points, maximum 400 points). Toward this, students must complete at least one significant research (or creative) experience. Students must provide evidence of attendance and reflective engagement, and no points can be awarded until a reflective piece is submitted. The number of points awarded depends on the nature of the engagement, the time committed, and the quality of the submitted reflection. All points awards are at the discretion of the director of Honors.
      

    Undergraduate Research: Achievement

    UHPoints*  

    Departmental Honors Project (DHP)

    250

    Successful completion of all research components of the global studies major (GLOB 3020, fieldwork, and GLOB 5900), grade of B+ or better

    200

    Summer collaborative research in the humanities, fine arts, or social sciences

    150

    Summer research in the natural sciences (any department)

    150

    Independent study course that is a research (or creative) project

    150

    Being a member of Phi Beta Kappa—senior induction

    100

    Four-credit, 5000-level research (or creative) course, grade of B+ or better. Please note: (1) Not all 5000-level courses qualify. Students must confirm with instructors and program or department chairs that the course in question requires students to produce original research or creative work. (2) Most students will take only one four-credit, 5000-level research or creative course, as the capstone course in their major.

    100

    Presenting your research (or creative project) at a regional or national academic conference (in which an abstract is accepted by a panel or department)

    50

     Presenting your research (or creative project) at a Hamline or local academic conference (no committee selection of abstract)

    25 

    Research assistant in lab or on other research or creative project

    10–25

    Honors Learning Contracts (Guidelines and Submission Form) (100 point maximum)

    10–50


    Research points cannot come solely from fulfilling the requirements of the student’s course of study (his/her/their major(s), minor(s), and certification(s)).