Duke University Linguistics Program

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 1.

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 .