Honors Program Course Requirements

Minimum Honors credit hours for program = 18

The Honors Program offers a four-year academic program that requires students to complete eighteen credit hours of Honors courses. During the first four or five semesters (freshman/sophomore semesters), Honors students will complete 9 credit hours of Honors seminars from the Honors General Studies courses. During the sophomore/junior/senior semesters, Honors students will complete 9 credit hours of 300-400 level courses as Honors Options (see Sophomore/Junior/Senior Requirements below).

Honors Courses within the General Studies

In close consultation with an Honors advisor, select 9 credit hours from the following:

Foundational Core General Studies
Select 0-9 credit hours of the following:0-9
Written Communication
ENG 102HAcademic Writing and Research3
Oral Communication
SPCH 100HFundamentals of Speech Communication3
Democracy in Perspective
Select 0-3 credit hours of the following:
PHIL 105HGS
Philosophical Roots of American Democracy
PSCI 140H
Democracies around the World
PSCI 170H
Democracy as a Political Idea
General Studies Portals
Select 0-3 credit hours of courses numbered 1880-3
General Studies Distribution
Aesthetics
Select 0-3 credit hours of the following:0-3
ART 120H
Seminar in Art Appreciation
MUS 100H
Music Appreciation
THEA 120H
Introduction to Theatre
Humanities
Select 0-6 credit hours of the following: 20-6
American Studies
Literary Classics of the Western World
Special Topics
HIST 210H
Western Civilization
HIST 211H
Western Civilization
HIST 212H
Non-Western World History
HIST 215H
Introduction to Latin America
HIST 250H
American History
HIST 251H
American History
PHIL 100H
Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 120H
Introduction to Ethics
Social Sciences
Select 0-6 credit hours of the following: 20-6
ECON 100H
Contemporary Economic Issues
ECON 270H
Principles of Economics, Macroeconomics
GEOG 104H
World Regional Geography
GEOG 106H
Human Geography
PSCI 110H
Introduction to American Politics
PSCI 168H
Introduction to International Relations
Special Topics
SOC 100H
Introduction to Sociology
SOC 250H
Anthropology
WSTD 220H
Women's & Gender Studies
Natural Sciences
Select 0-7 credit hours of the following: 2,30-7
Newton's Universe
PHYS 132H
Einstein's Universe
PHYS 201H
Earth Science
Total Credit Hours6-40

Sophomore/Junior/Senior Requirements

  1. Take 9 credit hours in Honors Options

Honors Option courses (H-Options) are 300 and 400 level courses that the Honors student chooses to take for Honors credit. To do so the student will complete an additional project for the course, developed in consultation with the instructor before registering. Projects should be appropriate to the course and allow independent learning. After discussion with the instructor, the student should submit an H-Option contract (found on the Honors web site) and register for the course section designated with an H.

  1. Honors Senior Study

The Honors Senior Study is a project identified by the student as the best example of their work as an undergraduate. The student may choose from H-Options or independent research or creative projects they have completed, and submit them to the Honors Office in a format consistent with the guidelines found on the Honors web site. These should be submitted before finals week in the student's last semester as an undergraduate.

1

Students may take ENG 101H, Introduction to Academic Writing, for credit in the Honors Program, but it will NOT count for General Studies credit.

2

Coursework must be from two separate disciplines.

3

At least one of the courses taken must have a laboratory component.