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The College of Arts and Sciences Awards

THE COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES DEAN’S AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT is presented to a student who has displayed outstanding academic achievement, as well as strong leadership, character, scholarship, and contribution to department and campus activities.
THE DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY presents the Outstanding Anthropology Senior Award to the student with the most outstanding record of academic achievement in the major. The department also presents the Outstanding Anthropology Student Service Awards to the graduating student with the most outstanding record of contributions to service and engaged outreach.
THE BIOLOGY FACULTY AWARD is presented to the undergraduate student who makes the most significant contribution to the department.
THE DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY presents the Outstanding General Chemistry Student award to the student in Principles of Chemistry who has demonstrated outstanding leadership ability and scholastic achievement.
THE DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE annually presents the Mu Sigma Chi Professional Criminal Justice Award to the student of Criminal Justice deemed outstanding in professional activities.
THE DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH offers several awards:
a. The Distinguished Scholarship Award presented each year to the English major whose work demonstrates an unusually high order of academic excellence.
b. Honors Thesis Award presented in recognition of the outstanding honors thesis by a student in the English Honors Program.
c. Giem and Collins Writing Contest presented for excellence in student writing produced in freshman and sophomore English courses.
THE DEPARTMENT OF EARTH SCIENCES annually presents the Outstanding Senior Award to a senior in Geology exhibiting scholarship, leadership and service. The department also presents each year the Paul H. Sisco Award to the outstanding senior Geography major.
THE DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES presents the Outstanding Foreign Language Student of the Year award to a major who has consistently excelled in the discipline.
FRENCH GOVERNMENT ASSISTANTSHIPS: The French Government through the French Embassy in The United States, on the recommendation of the French Section of the Department of Foreign Languages, each year awards one or more assistantships in France for the teaching of English in secondary schools.
THE DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY annually presents the Tennessee Historical Commission Award to that senior student of History judged by the faculty to be the outstanding History major. The department also presents an award for the outstanding paper presented by an undergraduate.
THE INTERNATIONAL STUDIES PROGRAM Outstanding Senior Award is presented to the student with the most outstanding record of academic achievement in the major.
THE DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES annually presents the R. P. Clark Memorial Award to an outstanding junior.
THE DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY OUTSTANDING STUDENT AWARD is presented to a student in Philosophy chosen on the basis of high scholastic achievement, papers written, and performance in senior honors seminars.
THE DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS each year presents the Outstanding Student Award to the most distinguished senior Physics major.
THE DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE presents the Outstanding Student Award each year to the graduating senior majoring in Political Science who has compiled the best record of academic achievement in the discipline. Also The John W. Burgess Award is presented for meritorious achievement in Political Science, and the Pre-Law Award is presented to the political science major whose pre-law studies demonstrate high promise for a distinguished legal career.
THE DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY presents annually The Dr. Milton C. Addington Award for Excellence in Psychology to the senior Psychology major exhibiting the most individuality, interest, initiative, integrity, creative ability and originality.
THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY annually presents The Jerry Michel Outstanding Student Award to the senior student judged to be the outstanding Sociology major.
ALPHA EPSILON DELTA , the health pre-professional honor society, annually presents the Student of the Year Award to the member who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, loyalty, and responsibility.
THE CHl BETA PHI SCIENCE AWARDS are presented to students who have attained the highest academic average during their four years of study in each of the following disciplines: Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematical Sciences, Physics, and Psychology.

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