The Honors College curriculum provides students with transformative experiences that will help lead them to their future career aspirations. This enriching and individualized curriculum spans a student’s undergraduate career. It offers a small college experience within a large research university.

In the first year, Honors Colloquium provides a venue for service learning and civic engagement while Honors seminars offer a small, intimate setting for meaningful faculty-student interaction and rich discussion. As students continue their journey through Honors, they are encouraged to engage in rigorous coursework within and outside of their major and to make the most of experiential learning like research, internships and study abroad.


To remain in good standing in the Honors College, Honors scholars are required to complete 21 credits of coursework to include the following requirements:

  • Complete one Honors Seminar in the first semester of your freshman year (3-4 credits). These special seminars are offered on a broad range of topics and are taught by the university’s most outstanding faculty members. Each fall a new set of Honors Seminars are offered.
  • Successfully complete the Honors Colloquium in the spring semester of your freshman year. The Colloquium is a one-credit course that emphasizes teamwork and community service learning.
  • In the following three years, you will select and complete sixteen credit hours of Honors Experiences. Scholars must complete a minimum of 5 credits by the end of the freshmen year (credits earned through the Honors Colloquium and Honors Seminar) and 13 credits total must be completed by the end of the junior year to maintain good standing in the Honors College.
  • Additionally, Honors scholars must maintain a 3.3 Grade Point Average (GPA) during the first year and at least a 3.5 GPA in each successive year to graduate with an overall GPA of 3.5.

Last updated: April 12, 2021 1:25 pm EST