Honors Program

Honors Program Requirements

To enter the Honors program, you must:

  • Complete the Honors Program Application
  • Be accepted into the program on the recommendation of the Honors committee

The committee looks at criteria that includes:

  • college-level or High School grade point average 3.2 and higher
  • Strong faculty recommendations for participation
  • Strong evidence of interest in pursuing honors work
  • Strong evidence of inter-disciplinary studies and/or creativity
  • Demonstrated commitment to the program goals as evidenced in your interest and goals statement

To remain in the Honors program you will need to:

  • Maintain an overall 3.2 grade point average
  • Meet with your adviser to develop an academic plan based upon Honors coursework
  • Take at least two honors-related courses and activities in the year

To graduate with Honors, you must:

  • Hold an overall 3.2 or higher grade point average
  • Take a minimum of 30 honors-level course credits (10 credits of honors seminars taken over six academic quarters). You are encouraged to take more than 30 honors credits if you choose.

Year 1:

  • 3-credit fall cornerstone seminar
  • 1-credit winter seminar
  • 1-credit spring seminar

Year 2:

    • 1-credit fall seminar
    • 1-credit winter seminar
    • 3-credit spring capstone seminar (designed around a final project/portfolio)
    • 10-credits of Honors work (honors sections and/or individual contracts)
    • 1-5 credits of:
    • - supervised internship with a 198-level class or incorporated into a regular class and/or
      - supervised Service-Learning with a 198-level class or incorporated into a regular class
  • 5 credits from one of the following:
    - supervised internship with a 198-level class or incorporated into a regular class and/or
    - supervised service-learning with a 198-level class or incorporated into a regular class and/or
    - study abroad opportunities with enhanced projects and/or
    - honors sections and/or
    - individual contracts
  • An Honors project that reflects advanced work in your program/field/discipline
    (synthesizes your experiences, applies to your cumulative learning and is prepared during the seminars)