honors Curriculum requirements

Honors in the major and/or Foundational Studies

To complete the University Honors Program, students must maintain a 3.25 cumulative grade point average, a 3.0 GPA in the Honors curriculum, and complete the Honors core, thesis, and one of the three elective concentrations. The University Honors Program is designed to work with any degree program by overlapping with Foundational Studies requirements and major classes.

HONORS CORE (12 Credits)

Honors students must complete the following four General Honors (GH) courses:

Note: Students who complete the University Honors core (GH 101, GH 201, GH 301, and GH 401) will have met the following Foundational Studies requirements:

Honors In the Major and/or Foundational Studies electives (18 Credits)

This concentration allows students to embrace more challenging experiences in their major and the Foundational Studies Program by completing department classes designated as Honors sections or converting 300/400 level classes for Honors credit. Honors Conversion entails a contract between an individual student, an instructor, and the Honors Program to determine a suitable enhancement to course content that justifies Honors credit for that class. For example, a student enrolled in ENG 339: Women’s Poetry might convert that class to ENG 339H through the addition of an assignment(s) or project(s) that raise the level of challenge of the course.

To complete this concentration, students must earn 18 credits of Honors electives through course combinations from any of the following categories. Students may satisfy this requirement with courses from any one, two, or all three categories, according to their preference, needs, and advisement:

Please contact the University Honors Program at 812-237-3225 with any questions.