To graduate with honors in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures a cadet must be a modern language major, have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 in courses taken in the major (exclusive of subjects taken in the 4th Class year), and have permission of the department head.

Cadets must complete ML 498 and ML 499 and produce a thesis which is written in the student's major foreign language, as appropriate.

The thesis must achieve a language ranking of "Advanced-High" and adhere to MLA specifications.