Requirements

To Remain in Good Standing in the Honors Program students are required to:

  • Enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours (9 graded hours) each fall and spring semester to maintain full-time status
  • Complete a minimum of 24 Honors hours by graduation in the following sequence, with a grade of B (not a B-) or better
  • Maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA

Frequently asked questions about requirements

Printable Version of Honors Requirements

Year 1

  • Complete a minimum 6 Honors hours with a B or better (including 189H)
    Note: You must complete minimum of 15 Honors hours with a grade of B or better during your first and second years, with a minimum of 6 hours each year
  • Enroll in 189H Freshman Seminar (first semester)
  • Participate in UHON 98H Peer Mentor Program (first semester)

Year 2

  • Complete a minimum 6 Honors hours with a B or better (regardless of hours completed previous year)
    Note: You must complete minimum of 15 Honors hours with a grade of B or better during your first and second years, with a minimum of 6 hours each year
  • Optional: Enroll in UHON 298H: Charting Your Path in Honors, a seminar to help with comprehensive academic planning and preparing the Statement of Academic Interest

Year 3

  • Complete a minimum of 3 Honors hours with a grade of B or better
    Note: You must complete a minimum of 9 Honors hours during your third and fourth years, with a minimum of 3 hours each year
  • Enroll in UHON 395H seminar with a grade of B or better (may also be taken in 4th year)
  • Submit Thesis/Senior Project Prospectus (See the Deadlines section at the top of this page for this year’s specific due dates)
    Note: Even if you are planning to graduate after your fourth year, the Thesis/Senior Project Prospectus is due during your third year
  • Optional: Enroll in UHON 298H: Starting Your Honors Thesis, a seminar to help with preparing for and beginning the Honors Thesis/Senior Project or complete online Honors Thesis Preparation Module (coming Spring 2016)

Year 4

  • Complete a minimum of 3 Honors hours with a grade of B or better
    Note: You must complete a minimum of 9 Honors hours during your third and fourth years, with a minimum of 3 hours each year, for a total of 24 Honors hours required to graduate
  • Enroll in UHON 395H seminar with a grade of B or better (if you have not already done so)
  • Submit Intent to Graduate from the Honors Program form (See the current year’s deadlines for specific due dates)
  • Submit Thesis/Senior Project (See the current year’s deadlines for specific due dates)

If you fail to complete any of these requirements on time, your cumulative GPA drops below 3.5, or you fail to meet other University Scholarship requirements, you will unfortunately lose your textbook scholarship. However, you may stay involved in the Honors Program and work to return to good standing. You can still graduate from the Honors Program so long as all requirements are met by the time you graduate.


CBA Honors Academy & The Raikes School

CBA Honors Academy or the Raikes School students are also members of the University Honors Program and are obligated to complete Honors Program requirements. Much of the Academy and Raikes curriculum is designed to help students fulfill Honors Program requirements.

CBA Honors Academy courses fulfill the credit hour requirement for the Honors Program. CBA Honors Academy students are required to take the 189H Freshman seminar and participate in the 98H Peer Mentor Program during their first semester, as well as complete one 395H junior/senior seminar. Academy students are also required to maintain a 3.5 minimum cumulative GPA and turn in all Honors Program forms. The MNGT 475H course will fulfill the thesis/senior project requirement, but MNGT 475H is only offered in the spring semesters. A Thesis/Senior Project Prospectus form indicating 475H will be taken is still required, as is final semester paperwork and submission of the 475H project.

Raikes School courses fulfill the credit hour requirement for the Honors Program. Raikes students are required to take the 189H freshman seminar and participate in the 98H Peer Mentor Program during their first semester, but are not required to take a 395H junior/senior seminar. Raikes students are required to submit all necessary forms. Often the Raikes Senior Design Studio course will fulfill the thesis/senior project requirement, but a Thesis/Senior Project Prospectus form indicating Raikes Design Studio will be taken is still required.