To graduate as a University Honors Scholar, a student must complete the 23-credit Honors core curriculum and achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 at the time of graduation.
The advantages of the University Honors Scholar Option are:
-An enriched undergraduate education through small, interdisciplinary seminars and Honors courses.
-A superior way to fulfill the University's general education requirements.
-Completion of the AUCC requirements in the following five categories: written communication, arts/humanities (3 of 6 credits), social/behavioral sciences, historical perspectives and global and cultural awareness.
-Special recognition by the Honors Program and the college during graduation ceremonies.
-University Honors Scholar designation appears on transcript and diploma.
Track 1 includes an integrated core of four interdisciplinary Honors seminars, two Honors courses in the major, and an Honors thesis/creative project. The design of the core reflects the view that a world-class education is continuous and balanced among disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches, and that it incorporates both breadth and depth of studies. The seminars share common integrative themes (based upon the All University Core Curriculum (AUCC) requirements) and students are engaged in broad intellectual perspectives throughout their college career. The two courses in the major enable students to connect more closely with faculty and to engage more deeply in disciplinary studies. The Honors senior thesis (which may include creative artistry) is the quintessential capstone experience.
Track 1 Curriculum
Click on the links below to see additional information about Honor courses required by major for Track 1 programs. Students must choose one course from the first course column and one from the second column. Majors are listed alphabetically by college.
Note: ** indicates that you may choose ANY course with that prefix (i.e. ART3** means that you may choose ANY 300-level Art course).
If you have questions regarding the Honors Program curriculum please refer to the Honors Student Handbook or contact the Honors office for assistance.