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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

University Honors Program

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The University Honors Program offers a community within a university to academically talented, highly motivated students who enjoy lively discussion, creative expression, and intellectual challenge. Although the college is not a degree-granting unit, it offer small honors sections of core courses and interdisciplinary honors seminars, where students focus on deep understanding within an innovative curriculum. Graduation as an honors scholar requires completion of the University Honors Program Curriculum, below, as well as an adjusted GPA of 3.25 for Science, Technology, Engineering, Architecture, or Math majors and 3.5 for all other majors. The college also provide opportunities for undergraduate research, domestic and international travel experiences, and community service activities. First-year Honors students have the option of applying for the Great Books Honors cohort.

For information about the University Honors Program’s admission criteria, application process, and first-year Great Books cohort, please visit

University Honors Program Curriculum

Lower-Division Course Requirements (12 Credit Hours)

Any combination of the following:

Upper-Division Course Requirements (Not including Capstone) (9 credit hours)

At least one of the following 3-credit-hour ELECTIVE Honors-prefix courses:

Honors Senior Capstone Experience (1-4 Credit Hours)

Both of the following courses:


To graduate as an Honors Scholar, an Honors student must submit a fully-approved Honors thesis or other major capstone product that merits a grade of A or B. An electronic Honors Portfolio of all the student’s Honors products may also be required.

A student whose major requirements include a senior capstone course or senior seminar may work with the instructor to significantly enhance the thesis or other capstone product for the class, taking HON 4499 for zero credit hours. A student who does NOT have a required capstone course or senior seminar in his or her major will take HON 4499  for 3 credit hours.

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