Honors College Programs: Requirements

Oct. 5, 2020

 

Requirements

University Honors Program Requirements 

By satisfying the University Honors requirements listed below, students also satisfy the university’s general education and distribution requirements.

Honors-Specific Requirements 
HONORS FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR - 1 CREDIT
ENGLISH COMPOSITION AND LITERATURE - CREDITS: 6
HONORS PUBLIC SPEAKING - CREDITS: 3
HONORS GLOBAL ISSUES - CREDITS: 3
HONORS 400-LEVEL SEMINARS -  CREDITS: 12

Four HON 400-level seminars (HON 410, 420, 430 or 440, or any combination of the four) must be completed to satisfy this requirement. With prior approval, students may substitute one study abroad course per semester, a graduate class, GAM 495, or Global Entrepreneurial Experience classes for HON 400-level seminars. Consult with an Honors College advisor for more information.

ADDITIONAL HON COURSES -  CREDITS: 6

University Honors students complete six additional HON prefix credits. This requirement cannot be satisfied using any of the Honors-specific courses listed above, but any HON courses taken to satisfy the Non-Honors-specific requirements listed below may be used.

Additional Requirements:

University Honors students must satisfy these requirements by completing HON classes or other approved classes that meet these requirements as spelled out in the General Education section of the catalog.

MATHEMATICS - CREDITS: 3 OR 4
LIFE AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES - CREDITS: 7 MINIMUM
  • Two courses from the life and physical sciences (at least one of which must be a laboratory course). Select from AST courses; ANTH 102, 110L; NUTR 121; any BIOL course; any CHEM course (except CHEM 103 and CHEM 108); EGG 100, ENV 101, 220; any GEOG course; and GEOL course; or any PHYS course.
CONSTITUTION REQUIREMENT - CREDITS 3
SOCIAL SCIENCE - CREDITS: 3
FOREIGN LANGUAGES - CREDITS: 0-12
  • (see Note 1)
FINE ARTS - CREDITS: 3
MULTICULTURAL - CREDITS: 3
 ANALYTICAL THINKING - CREDITS: 0 - 3

(see Note 2)

Notes for University Honors Program Requirements
  1. Honors students have several options to complete the Foreign Language requirement.  Students may take one language through intermediate level II, or two different languages through elementary level II.  Students who test into 213 may take just 213 and 214 (6 credits); students that test into 214 may take just 214 (3 credits); students that test higher than 214 have satisfied Foreign Language and International requirements (0 credits).  If a student takes Latin, they must complete a 3 credit class that satisfies the International requirement.
  2. For select majors, the Analytical Thinking requirement is satisfied through major-specific courses. Please speak with an academic advisor for more information.

 

Research and Creative Honors Program Requirements - Total 18 credits

HONORS THESIS - CREDITS: 4-6
HONORS 400-LEVEL SEMINARS -  CREDITS: 12

Four HON 400-level seminars (HON 410, 420, 430 or 440, or any combination of the four) must be completed to satisfy this requirement. With prior approval, students may substitute one study abroad course per semester, a graduate class, GAM 495, or Global Entrepreneurial Experience classes for HON 400-level seminars. Consult with an Honors College advisor for more information.

Many of the seminars can be used to satisfy general education core fine arts, international and multicultural requirements. The Honors Thesis may satisfy elective credits within a student's major. Please see an academic advisor for more information. 

 

Service-Learning Honors Program Requirements - Total 18 credits

HONORS SERVICE LEARNING - CREDITS: 6
HONORS 400-LEVEL SEMINARS -  CREDITS: 12

Four HON 400-level seminars (HON 410, 420, 430 or 440, or any combination of the four) must be completed to satisfy this requirement. With prior approval, students may substitute one study abroad course per semester, a graduate class, GAM 495, or Global Entrepreneurial Experience classes for HON 400-level seminars. Consult with an Honors College advisor for more information.

Many of the seminars can be used to satisfy general education core fine arts, international and multicultural requirements.