To remain a member of the University Honors Program, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or greater. They must complete at least one honors course per academic year and must work toward earning the University Honors Award at graduation. Upon completion of 18 hours of honors courses, two hours of Honors Forum, one hour of Honors Prospectus and three hours of Honors Thesis, students will earn a minimum of 24 credit hours. They will earn the Honors Award medallion at graduation and receive Honors Certification on their official university transcript.
The 24 credit hours can be achieved by meeting some combination of the following:
I. Advanced Placement Credits:
Students can earn up to six (6) hours of Honors credit for advanced placement or successful advanced testing. The course must have an equivalent Honors course (i.e., English 111, English 112, trigonometry, sociology).
II. Honors Program Requirements:
In addition to the Honors Forum, Huma 111 (1 credit, taken twice for 2 credits), students develop a research project proposal for the senior thesis, writing the proposal in Honr 401 and the thesis in Honr 402. The thesis is presented at the University Honors Program Thesis Research Symposium.
III. Elective Honors Credits:
Elective Honors Credits for GER or requirements in a student’s major from the following courses: Art 111, Engl 111, Engl 112, Engl 211, Govt 111, Hist 105, Hist 106, Hist 160, Hist 161, Hist 266, Math 113, Math 114, Mus 107, Soci 155, Spch 105.
IV. Restricted Honors Credit:
Restricted Honors credit is limited to students in specific degree programs or otherwise limited by eligibility: Art 393, Bsad 241, Biol 372, Biol 406, Honr 221, Honr 321, Honr 350, Huma 381, Huma 481, Nurs 385, Univ 152.
V. Honors Course by Petition:
Students may petition for up to nine (9) credit hours of Honors credit in non-Honors credit by completing a petition contract to complete an Honors project in a course.
Suggested Course Sequence
|I. Advanced Placement Credits|
|II. Required Honors Credits|
|III. Elective Honors Credits (select a few of the courses for General Education requirements and for discipline specific course requirements).|
|IV. Restricted Honors Credit|
|V. Honors Course by Petition Credits|
|Grand total||24 minimum|
*Recommended complete as Freshman (1), Sophomore (2), Junior (3), Senior (4)
Students may use the Credit Audit chart in Student Resources to track their progress. For questions, please contact one of the Honors faculty & staff.