Program Requirements

Below are the requirements to complete the University Honors Program by graduation.

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Honors Requirements

  • Complete a minimum of 26 Honors hours by graduation, with a grade of B- or better, unless otherwise noted (plus the UHON 201H zero credit class)
  • Maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA
  • Complete an Honors Senior Project

Pro Tip: Take 3 Honors hours per semester (plus 101H, 102H, and 201H) to easily complete Honors in 4 years!

Complete these Designated Honors Courses: (14 hours)

3 Honors Foundations

3 Honors Seminars (May fulfill ACE)

  • XXXX 189H (3 credits; required 1st semester)
  • UHON 298H (3 credits; recommended 2nd year)
  • UHON 395H (3 credits; requires junior standing or higher)

1 Honors Experience

  • Research/Creative Activity
  • Internship
  • Study Abroad
  • Teaching/Mentoring
  • Civic Engagement

UHON 99H is 0 credits but substitutes as 3 Honors hours with a "pass" grade.

Note: UHON 99H and 201H require a "pass"; all others must be graded and require a B- or better to count for Honors.

Complete 12 "At Large" Honors hours from any of these options:

Department Honors Courses (e.g.: ENGL 150H, MATH 107H)

View Department Honors Courses

Students in the College of Engineering may want to consider these Department Honors Courses:

  • BSEN 321H (3 credits)
  • CIVE 310H (3 credits), 321H (3 credits)
  • CSCE 155H (3 credits), 156H (3 credits), 235H (3 credits), 310H (3 credits), 322H (3 credits), 361H (3 credits), 378H (3 credits)
  • MATH 107H (4 credits), 208H (4 credits), 221H (3 credits), 314H (3 credits)
  • PHYS 211H (4 credits), 212H (4 credits)
  • MECH 200H (3 credits), 223H (3 credits), 310H (3 credits), 325H (3 credits), 373H (3 credits)
    Note: Several Engineering majors take MECH courses

Students in the College of Business may want to consider these Department Honors Courses:

  • ECON 211H (3 credits; 2nd semester)
  • ECON 212H (3 credits; 3rd semester)
  • BSAD 220H (3 credits; 2nd or 3rd semester)
  • MNGT 475H (3 credits; usually final semester)
    Work from this class may be submitted to fulfill the Honors Senior Project Requirement

Honors Course Contracts

View Honors contract form and options

Additional 298H or 395H seminars

Additional Honors Experiences (UHON 99H)

Graduate-level Coursework (with approval)

If you fail to complete any of these requirements on time, or your cumulative GPA drops below 3.5, you may fall out of good standing with the Honors Program. 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. For purposes of graduation certification, the Honors Program uses the cumulative GPA at the conclusion of the semester prior to graduation.

Nebraska Business Honors Academy & The Raikes School Requirements

Nebraska Business 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.

Nebraska Business Honors Academy

Nebraska Business Honors Academy courses fulfill the credit hour requirement for the Honors Program. Honors Academy students are required to take the 189H Freshman seminar and participate in the 101H Peer Mentor Program during their first semester, as well as all other required University Honors Program seminars. 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.

The Raikes School

Raikes School courses fulfill the credit hour requirement for the Honors Program. Raikes students are required to take the 189H freshman seminar, participate in the 101H Peer Mentor Program during their first semester, and complete 99H for experiential learning, but most other required Honors courses can be fulfilled through the Raikes School curriculum. Raikes School students are required to submit all necessary forms. Often the Raikes Senior Design Studio course will fulfill the senior project requirement, but a Senior Project Prospectus form indicating Raikes Design Studio will be taken is still required.