Academics & Classes
The Honors Curriculum is a 24-27 credit program.
To graduate with Honors students must have a 3.30 GPA at the time of graduation and complete:
- Civilizations (HON 111, 112, 211, and 212 ) with a “C” or better in each course and an overall GPA of 3.00; 4 credits/course, typically taken over the first four semesters and fulfills University GenEd requirements except for math and science.
- Two of the following courses:
- HON 3XX: The Honors Tutorial or Tutorial Alternative; 0-3 credits, typically in the third year
- HON 391: Introduction to Thesis Research; 1 credit, typically in the third-year, as a pre-requisite to HON498 (required for Class of 2022 and beyond)
- HON 498 & HON 499: The Honors Thesis; 3 credits/course, typically in the fourth year
General Education Requirements
- The Civilizations sequence satisfies the University’s Human Values and Social Contexts (HVSC) general education requirement for 16 out of the 18 required credits.
- Taking two of the following 3 classes, HON 170, HON 175, and HON 180, will provide the two additional required credits.
- Successful (“C” or better) completion of HON 111 and HON 112 waives the college composition (ENG 101) requirement.
- HON 211 and HON 212 each satisfy the writing intensive (outside the major) requirement.
- Students who have completed HON 111, 112, 211, 212, and 2 of the 3 of HON 170, 175, and 180 will still need to fulfill the mathematics, science, and capstone requirements.