Duke University Linguistics Program

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Graduation with Distinction

Students who demonstrate excellence in their major area of study may qualify for admission to the department’s or programs honors program. By successfully completing a senior honors thesis/project, the candidate will graduate with distinction in the major. Each academic department and program offering a major, as well as Program II, has established procedures and standards for determining Graduation with Distinction. 

The English department offers its majors two options for earning distinction:
1) the Critical Thesis option
2) the Creative Writing option.

Thesis Writers: see these samples for help formatting and binding your thesis before submission:



Spring-to-Fall theses are due by December 2.

Fall-to-Spring theses are due by March 30.

Please submit 3 spiral-bound copies to the DUS office (303AA Allen), along with an electronic copy via email to