University of Washington

Office of Academic Services

Thomson Hall Room 111

Undergraduate Programs

The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies offers seven majors and 16 minors in international studies at the undergraduate level. Students who Major in International Studies may concentrate in one of ten regional studies options, one of two thematic programs, or pursue a broader course of study within the general program in International Studies.

JSIS Honors Program

The Jackson School Honors Program is intended for students with the capability and commitment required to pursue an in-depth research project.  The heart of the program is the honors thesis, to be completed during the senior year. Students may earn departmental honors (graduation with Distinction), or complete JSIS honors as the departmental component of participation in the University Honors Program (graduation with Honors).


The Comparative Religion program has its own honors program; contact the Office of Student Services for information about this option.

Additional information

Documents for Honors Program students (including application form)

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African Studies Program
University of Washington
326 Thomson Hall
Box 353650
Seattle, WA 98195

Joel Ngugi / Chair
Associate Professor, School of Law

Mary Kay Gugerty/Adjunct Director
Associate Professor, Evans School of Public Affairs

Erin Murphy/Program Assistant
Autumn Quarter Office Hours: Tues/Thurs 9-12, or by appt.
206.616.0998 office
206.685.0668 fax

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