Degree Requirements

Honors students must meet the following requirements.

  1. First year: SSI1 194 or SSI1 195, HON 211
  2. Senior year: HON 401
  3. A minimum of two of the following four courses, usually taken during the sophomore and junior years: HON 206, 212, 213, and 214. Students must complete a minimum of one course in Honors each Academic Year to remain in the program. Students may complete their remaining core curriculum requirements in Honors courses, through transfer credit, or by completing courses in the general University core curriculum (see The Core Curriculum), in consultation with the Director of the Honors Program.
  4. Write and publicly present a senior thesis, normally in the student’s major.

Once admitted to the Honors program, a student continues so long as they maintain a minimum GPA as established by the Honors Committee in all university work or until they resign from the program. The Honors faculty annually reviews the performance of Honors students to determine their continuance in the program. Dismissed students may apply for readmission upon evidence of satisfactory academic improvement.