The Honors College Core Seminar Program is an enriched and engaged curriculum, open to students of all majors. A total of 16 credit hours make up the course requirements, some of which satisfy university General Education Requirements (GER). In addition, students must maintain:
All University Honors Foundation Requirements listed below must be completed with a grade of C or higher (9 credits total):
* indicates courses that satisfy GER requirements
Students should be placed in ENGL A111 or above before registering for HNRS courses.
Honors Senior Project/Thesis Requirements
Junior year is a time for students to deepen their coursework in their chosen fields of study. University Honors students take a thesis preparation seminar to help them begin planning for their Honors thesis.
In their senior year, Honors students have a variety of capstone senior thesis experiences to choose from.
Honors Students must complete one of the following options to total 6 credits:
HNRS A490 Senior Honors Seminar* (6 credits over two semesters)
A. A course proposed by the student, and approved by the Honors College Dean (3 credits minimum; may be an existing course or independent study) plus senior thesis or project (3 credits minimum; either departmental thesis/project, or HNRS A499 Honors Thesis)
B. B. An upper division course listed in the catalog as a specific departmental honors requirements (3 credits minimum)
C. Senior thesis or project (3 credits minimum; either departmental thesis/project, or HNRS A499 Honors Thesis)
D. D. Six-credit thesis/project (either departmental thesis/project, and/or HNRS A499 Honors Thesis).
Options for satisfying thesis/project credits (6 credits):
A497 – Independent Study
A498 – Senior Research
A499 – Thesis
Or another course or directly related to your thesis that you propose and the Honors College approves.
Will University Honors courses count towards your degree? Yes! Read more in our Frequently Asked Questions.
"Of all my Honors courses, HNRS 310 challenged me the most because it allowed me to actually go out and work in the field that I’m majoring in.”
- Diane Swonger, University Honors Program Student