Honors Academic Programs
The College houses three University Honors academic programs.
Students enrolled in these programs are also enrolled in the disciplinary school or college in which they complete their degree programs. University Honors students may pursue any major or minor they wish at the University, and foundation University Honors courses will satisfy General Education Requirements. In their junior and senior years, students choose from several options to complete their senior thesis requirement, facilitating focus on the development of research and writing skills.
Students, who complete the requirements of their disciplinary school or college, and the G.P.A. and program requirements of University Honors College, will graduate with the designation of University Honors Scholar on their transcripts and diplomas.
University Honors offers smaller classes with excellent faculty, guided individual research, personalized academic advising and mentoring, special leadership and internship opportunities, community involvement, and enhanced scholarship prospects. Honors courses will approach the course subject matter with more intensity and rigor than is demanded of typical courses. Students will also participate in a range of honors activities together, designed to enhance intellectual and personal opportunities. Intensive advising by college faculty and staff is an important element of University Honors, and Honors students are required to meet regularly with advisors.
There are various options that students can select within the University Honors College: the Honors Core Program, the Natural and Complex Systems Program, and the Forty-Ninth State Fellows Program. Visit the Honors Curriculum website to learn more about these programs and program outcomes.