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Honors Program Overview

There are three ways to earn Honors:

Departmental Honors

This option is available to students majoring in departments with designated Departmental Honors contracts. Please view the list of current Departmental Honors contracts and Departmental Honors Advisors. You can access the Honors Platform through the eWeber portal by searching "honors".

General Honors (Associate's Level)

This option is intended for students who want to earn Honors at the same time as completing their General Education requirements:

  • Complete 12 credit hours of Honors classes prior to receiving your AA or AS degree. 
  • Earn a 3.5 GPA by graduation.

Taking HNRS 1110 - Introduction to Honors is encouraged. 
The 12 credits of General Honors will count toward the 24 credit requirement of University Honors.

 

University Honors (Bachelor's Level)

This option is intended for those students who want to excel academically and prepare for professional life.

Complete the 24 credit hour Honors Core requirements listed below:

  • 9 credit hours of any lower division (1000 - 2000 level) Honors courses. 
  • 6 credit hours of upper-division Honors courses
  • 6 credit hours of any other Honors courses
  • 3 credit hour senior thesis in the student's major department or through the Honors Program;
  • Earn a 3.5 GPA by graduation.

Taking HNRS 1110 - Introduction to Honors is encouraged. 

Lower division courses must be at least 3-credit classes.

Honors classes taken for General Honors will count towards the 24 credit requirement of University Honors.

 

Students may elect to graduate with only one of the three Honors designations, or they may choose to graduate with all or a combination of Honors designations. Official recognition for the completion of an Honors designation is subject to timely submission of the exit form. Recognition of the designation will be made on the graduating Honors student’s transcript and diploma and will also be entered into the university’s commencement program. In the event a student completes Departmental Honors in more than one department, notation of each will be made on the transcript, diploma, and commencement program.