HONORS PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
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:
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Take Two Types of Honors Courses
ART 111. Honors Art Appreciation. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Honors standing. Introduction to the visual arts. History of architecture, painting, sculpture, ceramics, drawing, printmaking, photography, and graphic design. (50.0701)
ART 393. Honors Readings in Art History. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: Honors standing. One of the following: HIST 105-106, ENG 211 or Any Art Appreciation, Art History Survey, or Fine Arts Survey. Assigned readings, oral presentations, group discussion, and written topics dealing with art history. May be repeated for credit once if content is different. (50.0703)
BIOL 124. Honors Human Anatomy and Physiology I. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Honors placement. A descriptive presentation of the structure and function of the organ systems of the human body covering anatomical terminology, introduction to biological molecules, cells, tissues, bones, muscles, and nervous system. Includes clinical applications. Utilizes multimedia with interactive assignments. (26.0403)
BIOL 126. Honors Human Anatomy and Physiology II. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: Honors placement. A descriptive presentation of the structure and function of the organ systems of the human body covering the cardiovascular, immune, respiratory, digestive, excretory and reproductive systems. Includes clinical considerations and utilizes multimedia with interactive assignments. (26.0707)
BIOL 372. Honors Topics in the Biological Sciences. 2-2-0. Prerequisites: Honors placement and BIOL 320, 326, or permission of the department head. A selected topic in modern biological sciences. Sp only. (26.9999)
BIOL 406. Honors Colloquium in the Biological Sciences. 1-1-1. Prerequisites: Honors placement and senior standing. Lectures and discussion of current advances, underlying principles, and paradigm dynamics in the biological sciences. Fa only. (26.9999)
BSAD 241. Honors Legal Environment of Business. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and Honors placement or permission of department head. Exploration of the relationships among legal, political, and business environments through current events and real-world observation while utilizing written and oral communication skills; relevant areas of law and their practical application to business decisions including constitutional law, torts, intellectual property, civil procedure, employment law, and discrimination in the workplace. (52.0101)
ENGL 111. Honors English Composition I. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Honors placement or permission of department head. Writing in the humanities through exploration of texts related to history, the arts, literature, and philosophy. (23.0401)
ENGL 112. Honors English Composition II. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Honors placement, C or better in ENGL 111, or permission of department head. Independent research strategies and argumentative writing for the illumination of interrelations among disciplines, current events, and questions of ethics, values, and beliefs. C or better in ENGL 112 is required for graduation. (23.0401)
ENGL 211. Honors Studies in Literature and Culture. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: Completion of freshman English and admission to Honors Program. Examination of how literature has contributed to the invention of the modern mind. (23.0801)
GOVT 111. Honors American National Government. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Honors placement or permission of department head. An in-depth analysis of the principles, structure, and functions of the national government of the United States. Degree credit will not be given for both GOVT 101 and GOVT 111. (45.1001)
HIST 105. Honors Western Civilization. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Honors placement or permission of department head. Tracing the development of western culture from the beginnings of “civilization” to the mid-seventeenth century through analyses of contemporary writings and historical interpretations. Degree credit will not be given for both HIST 101 and HIST 105. (54.0101)
HIST 106. Honors Western Civilization. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Honors placement of permission of department head. Tracing the development of western culture from the mid-seventeenth century to the present through analyses of contemporary writings and historical interpretations. Degree credit will not be given for both HIST 102 and HIST 106. (54.0101)
HIST 160. Honors World History I. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Honors Placement or permission of department head. Political, intellectual, social and economic developments in world history from the ancient world to 1500. This is an honors course that explores the development of global civilizations from Paleolithic times to the Renaissance. Degree credit will not be given for both HIST 150 and HIST 160. (54.0101)
HIST 161. Honors World History II. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Honors Placement or permission of department head. Political, intellectual, social and economic developments in world history from 1500 to the present day. This ia an honors course that explores the development of societies and their interactions. Degree credit will not be given for both HIST 151 and HIST 161. (54.0101)
HIST 266. Honors American History. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Honors placement or permission of department head. Themes in American history from 1876 to present. Degree credit will not be given for both HIST 256 and HIST 261. (53.0101).
HONR 221. Honors Service I. 1-0-3. Prerequisites: HUMA 111 and permission of the Honors Director. Specific campus service learning assignments. (30.9999)
HONR 321. Honors Service II. 1-0-3. Prerequisites: HUMA 111 and permission of the Honors Director. Specific campus or community service-learning assignments. (30.9999)
HONR 350. Honors Special Topics. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: Junior standing and permission of the Honors Director. A selected topic in the arts, humanities, or sciences. May be repeated if content is different. May substitute for elective in major at discretion of department head. (26.9999)
HONR 401. Honors Prospectus. 1-0-3. Prerequisites: Senior standing, sixteen hours of honors course credits, permission of the department head of the studentâ€TMs major, and permission of the Honors Director. Selection and planning of directed study in an area of the major. (30.9999)
HONR 402. Honors Thesis. 3-0-6. Prerequisites: HONR 401, senior standing, sixteen hours of honors course credits, permission of the department head of the student’s major, and permission of Honors Director. Directed study in the major field. Product of the study to be presented to interested communities. Students must contact the department head of the major one semester prior to enrollment in this course. May be substituted for an existing required/elective course in the major at the discretion of the academic department. (30.9999)
HUMA 111. The Honors Forum. 1-1-0. Prerequisite: Honors placement or permission of the Honors Coordinator. Lectures, discussions, recitals, concerts, exhibitions, and demonstrations that reflect the interdisciplinary focus of the Honors Program. S or U assigned upon completion of course. May be repeated when topic differs. (24.0101)
HUMA 382. Honor Humanities Study Abroad I. 3-2-2. Prerequisites: Thirteen hours of honors course credit, junior class standing, and permission of Honors Program Director. Intensive study of a European country with emphasis on its culture, history, and society. Requires up to four weeks of study in country. (24.0103)
HUMA 482. Honors Humanities Abroad II. 3-2-2. Prerequisites: Enrollment or credit in HONR 401 and permission of Honors Program Director. Intensive study of a Latin American country with emphasis on culture, history, society and ecology. Requires up to four weeks of study in country. (24.0103)
MUS 107. Honors Music Appreciation. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Honors placement or permission of department head. Social, economic, and political influences on composers and their works. (50.0902)
MATH 113. Honors Pre-Calculus. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: ACT math sub-score of 24 or higher. Permission of Honors Director and department head. (27.0101)
MATH 114. Honors Trigonometry. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: 24 MATH ACT. Honors based investigation of trigonometric ratios, circular functions and graphs, solutions of triangles, inverse functions, identities and equations. (27.0101)
NURS 385. Honors Special Topics in Global Health Care. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Permission of department head. Selected topics related to health and health care. May be repeated for credit if content differs. (51.1699)
SOCI 155. Honors Introductory Sociology. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Honors placement or permission of department head. In-dept analysis of theories and trends of society and social action with particular reference to life in the United States today. Degree credit will not be given for both SOCI 151 and SOCI 155. (45.1101)
SPCH 105. Honors Public Speaking. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Honors placement or permission of the department head. Understanding of and practice in the basics of public speaking. Emphasis on student responsibility for the learning process, additional creative speaking assignments, and research/service projects. (23.1001)
By proposing and completing additional, exemplary work in a course that is not an Honors course, you can earn Honors credit in that course. Just like completing an Honors course (Art 111, for example), completing any such “Honors-by-petition” will count toward the 24 Honors credits required to complete the Honors Program and to earn the Honors Award at graduation.
To begin this process, you must approach the course instructor with the proposition of earning Honors credit in the course. An instructor unfamiliar with the process may ask you to see and read the Petition and Proposal Form for instructions. You and the instructor will collaborate on designing this additional work, and then you must describe the specifics of the work in a brief paragraph that must be signed and attached to the form. The form requires four approval signatures before submission to the Honors program so you should organize your petition in a timely manner.
Satisfactory completion of additional work, as deemed by the instructor, will result in “Honors Credit Earned” appearing below the course name on your transcript. For additional information (guides and forms), please see Student and Faculty Resources.
|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.
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